Research activities Prof. Dr. Lukas Gschwend is active as an interdisciplinary and international researcher. Prof. Dr. Lukas Gschwend focuses his research activities on the History of Criminal Law and Crime as well as on the History of Legal Ideas and Legal Science. Further fields of research are the History of Business Law and the History of Minority Rights. Prof. Gschwend is the president of the Law Sources Foundation of the "Law Society of Switzerland" as well as member of the committee of the " Swiss Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy" and of the "Historical Society of the Canton St.Gallen". Furthermore, Prof. Gschwend is a member of the "Law Society of the Canton St.Gallen" and the supports the "European Journal of Legal History".