Felix Kernbichler studied law at the University of Vienna, where he went on to work as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Private Law. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and received his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School.
In his academic research, he focuses on insolvency law and regularly publishes in this field. For his dissertation on contracts in insolvency, he was awarded a Ph.D. Fellowship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, among other academic prizes. He established and now leads the Law Clinic at the University of Vienna.