Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Constitutional Theory, Legal Philosophy and Transnational Law, University of Bremen (since 2014)
Academic Coordinator, Graduate School “Constitutionalism Beyond the State”, Humboldt University of Berlin (2012–2014)
Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Centre of European Law and Politics and Collaborative Research Center “Transformations of the State”, University of Bremen (2009–2012)
Law Clerk, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg and Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (2005–2008)
Junior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Institute of Public Law and Theory of the State, University of Hamburg (2005–2007)
Junior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Chair of Public Law, Constitutional History and Comparative Law, Humboldt University of Berlin (2004–2005)
Research Assistant, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale Law School (2003–2004)
Junior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Chair of Public Law, Constitutional History and Comparative Law, Humboldt University of Berlin (2002–2003)
Research Assistant, Chair of Public Law, Constitutional History and Comparative Law, Humboldt University of Berlin (2000–2002)
Doctorate in Law, Humboldt University of Berlin (2012)
Second State Law Exam, Hamburg (2008)
Master of Laws, Yale Law School (2004)
First State Law Exam, Berlin (2002)
Licence en droit, Panthéon-Assas University of Paris II (1999)
Scholarships and Awards
Visiting Fellowship, European University Institute Florence (2019)
Conference Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (2018)
Konrad Redeker Dissertation Award, Humboldt University of Berlin (2013)
Research Grant, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (2008–2009)
Doctoral Scholarship, German Protestant Academic Foundation (2003–2006)
Walter W. Oberreit Scholarship, Yale Law School (2003–2004)
Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship, New York University School of Law (2003–2004, waived)
European Recovery Program Scholarship, German National Merit Foundation (2003–2004)
Undergraduate Scholarship, German-French University (1998–1999)
Administrative Assistant Petra Kalmbach-Müller
Scientific Staff Lasse Ramson
Research Assistant Emelie D'Souza
Summer Term 2020
Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law
Winter Term 2019–2020
100 Years Weimar Constitution, 70 Years Basic Law: The Path to Democracy
Summer Term 2019
Winter Term 2018–2019
Summer Term 2018
Weimar Constitutional Scholarship and its Current Significance
Winter Term 2017–2018
Comparative Public Law
Summer Term 2017
Internationalization of Law
Introduction to Legal Theory
Alien Suffrage: Possibilities and Limits
Winter Term 2016–2017
Public International Law
Transnational Administrative Law
Summer Term 2016
Introduction to Constitutional Theory
The Public–Private Distinction: Past and Future
Winter Term 2015–2016
Introduction to Public Law
Fundamental Rights in the European Multi-Level System
Summer Term 2015
Landmark Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court
Fields of work
German Constitutional Law
U.S. American Constitutional Law
Foundations of International Law
Relationship of International Law and National Law
European Constitutional Law
Relationship of European Law and National Law
Comparative Public Law
Methodology of Comparative Law (Book Project: The Methodology of Comparative Constitutionalism)
Law and Social Sciences
Law and Globalization
Publications in English
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
The Transnational Dimension of Constitutional Rights: Framing and Taming “Private” Governance Beyond the State [Reprint], in: Poul F. Kjaer (ed.), The Law of Political Economy: Transformation in the Function of Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), 348–371.
“Friendliness” towards Others: How the German Constitution Deals with Legal Pluralism [Reprint], in: Guillaume Tusseau (ed.), Debating Legal Pluralism and Constitutionalism: New Trajectories for Legal Theory in the Global Age (Cham: Springer, 2020), 189–228.
The Transnational Dimension of Constitutional Rights: Framing and Taming “Private” Governance Beyond the State, Global Constitutionalism 8 (2019), 639–661.
The Limits of Law (and Democracy) in the Euro Crisis: An Approach from Systems Theory [Reprint], in: Matthias Goldmann and Silvia Steininger (eds.), Democracy and Financial Order: Legal Perspectives (Berlin: Springer, 2018), 45–59.
“Friendliness” towards Others: How the German Constitution Deals with Legal Pluralism, in: Martin Schmidt-Kessel (ed.), German National Reports on the 20th International Congress of Comparative Law (Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018), 511–545.
Governing through Transnational Arrangements: The Case of Internet Domain Allocation, in: Regine Paul et al. (eds.), Society, Regulation and Governance: New Modes of Shaping Social Change? (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017), 106–120.
Responsive Legal Pluralism: The Emergence of Transnational Conflicts Law [Reprint], in: Kerstin Blome et al. (eds.), Contested Regime Collisions: Norm Fragmentation in World Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 109–135.
The Limits of Law (and Democracy) in the Euro Crisis: An Approach from Systems Theory, German Law Journal 17 (2016), 747–762.
Responsive Legal Pluralism: The Emergence of Transnational Conflicts Law, Transnational Legal Theory 6 (2015), 312–332.
Constitutionalism as a Cipher: On the Convergence of Constitutionalist and Pluralist Approaches to the Globalization of Law, Goettingen Journal of International Law 4 (2012), 599–623.
The Constitution of Transnational Governance Arrangements: Karl Polanyi's Double Movement in the Transformation of Law, in: Christian Joerges and Josef Falke (eds.), Karl Polanyi, Globalisation and the Potential of Law in Transnational Markets (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011), 435–464.
The Network of Networks: Karl-Heinz Ladeur’s Theory of Law and Globalization, German Law Journal 10 (2009), 515–536.
Introduction: The Law of the Network Society (co-authored with Ino Augsberg and Peer Zumbansen), German Law Journal 10 (2009), 305–309.
Jelena von Achenbach, Demokratische Gesetzgebung in der Europaeischen Union: Theorie und Praxis der dualen Legitimationsstruktur europaeischer Hoheitsgewalt [Democratic Legitimacy and the Legislative Procedures of the European Union] (Heidelberg: Springer, 2014), International Journal of Constitutional Law 16 (2018), 1373–1376.
Gregory Shaffer (ed.), Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013); Terence C. Halliday and Gregory Shaffer (eds.), Transnational Legal Orders (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), European Journal of International Law 26 (2015), 767–773.
Paul Schiff Berman, Global Legal Pluralism: A Jurisprudence of Law Beyond Borders (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), Transnational Legal Theory 3 (2012), 461–470.
Nico Krisch, Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), European Law Journal 18 (2012), 595–598.
A. Claire Cutler, Private Power and Global Authority: Transnational Merchant Law in the Global Political Economy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), Yale Journal of International Law 29 (2004), 608–611.
Robert C. Paehlke, Democracy’s Dilemma: Environment, Social Equity, and the Global Economy, Cambridge (MA)/London: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press 2003, in: Yale Journal of International Law 29 (2004), 263–266.