Andrea Büchler joined the University of Zurich as Professor of Law in 2002. She founded the Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich in 2008. She is the co-director of the scientific board of the University Priority Research Programme «Asia and Europe». In 2003, she co-founded the Center for Family Sciences, a Switzerland-wide association which initiates, conducts and supports high-quality research in the field of the family. She has been the co-leader of the training as a specialist solicitor in family law since 2007. She was awarded a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin, for the academic year 2008/2009.
She earned her MA, Ph.D. and venia docendi in Private Law, Comparative Law and Gender Law between 1990 and 2002 at the University of Basle, Switzerland. She is a member of a number of legal research net-works and institutions both within and outside universities.