Scientific Advisory Board & Contact

Scientific Advisory Board
The Scientific Advisory Board of the HIELC 2019 consists of four very accomplished academics: Professor Ivo Appel, Professor Markus Kotzur, Professor Nele Matz-Lück and Professor Alexander Proelss. While Professor Kotzur, Professor Matz-Lück and Professor Proelss have already been in charge of the HIELC 2016, Professor Ivo Appel has been recruited to join the Scientific Advisory Board for the fourth conference in 2019. The Scientific Advisory Board of the first and second HIELC consisted of Professor Hans-Joachim Koch and Professor Doris König, who have successfully created the program of the HIELC 2011 and 2013.
Prof. Dr. Ivo Appel University of Hamburg Ivo Appel was born in Karlsruhe in 1965. After finishing his studies of law and philosophy in 1987 in Erlangen, Lausanne and Freiburg i.Br. – including studies abroad in Strasbourg and at the London School of Economics – he worked at the “Institute of Criminology and Commercial Crime Law” at the University of Freiburg i. Br. (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus Tiedemann) from 1985 until 1990 as a research fellow. In 1988 Ivo Appel started his legal traineeship and passed his Second Legal State Examination in 1991. He worked for Prof. Dr. Rainer Wahl from 1991 until 1998 as a research assistant at the University of Freiburg i. Br., where he also received his doctorate in 1997.

In 2001 he finished his habilitation and worked as a visiting professor at the University of Freiburg i. Br., Frankfurt am Main and Augsburg. In 2003 Ivo Appel was appointed as full-chair Professor in Augsburg, where he became managing director for the “Institute of Public Law”, the “Institute of Environmental Law” and research fellow of the law faculty until he accepted a position as professor at the University of Hamburg in 2011. Since 2012 he is furthermore Director of the “Research Centre for Environmental Law” at the University of Hamburg.

Research areas:
  • German, European and International Environmental Law
  • Planning Law
  • Bio- and Genetic Engineering Legislation
  • German and European Administrative Law, Reform of the Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory
Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur, LL.M. (Duke University) University of Hamburg, Europa-Kolleg Hamburg: Institute for European Integration Markus Kotzur was born in Coburg in 1968. Between 1988 and 1993 he absolved studied law at the Albert-Ludwigs-University (Freiburg im Breisgau) as well as at the University of Bayreuth. After obtaining his Master’s degree (Master of Law) at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (USA) in 1994, he started his legal traineeship, which he finished with the Second State Examination in 1996. During his work as research assistant between 1997 and 2002 at the chair for Public Law, Legal philosophy and Church Law (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.mult. Peter Häberle), University of Bayreuth, he received his doctorate in 2000.

After having finished his habilitation on cross-border cooperation within Europe he worked as a visiting professor at the Universities of Cologne, Dresden, Würzburg, Münster and Leipzig. In 2005, he was appointed as full-chair Professor for European Law, Public and Public International Law at the University of Leipzig and became the managing director for the “Institute for Public International Law, European Law and foreign Public Law”.

Since 2012, Markus Kotzur is Professor for European and Public International Law at the University of Hamburg and Vice Director of the “Institute for International Relations”. Furthermore, he is the Managing Director of the “Institute for European Integration” at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg. Since 2015 he is furthermore Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the faculty of law.

Research areas:
  • European Law and European Constitutional Law
  • European Constitutional Theory
  • Global Constitutionalism
  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Relations
Prof. Dr. Nele Matz-Lück, LL.M. Kiel University Nele Matz-Lück was born in Hamburg in 1973. After her studies of jurisprudence in Trier, Lausanne and Heidelberg and her First State Examination in 1998 she started obtaining her doctorate’s degree at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg in the area of the law of treaties and international environmental law.

After obtaining an LL.M.-degree in “Environmental Law and Management” from the University of Wales (Aberystwyth) in 2000 and her Legal Traineeship at the Higher Regional Court Cologne she received her doctorate’s degree from Heidelberg University in 2003. She then returned to the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg in 2004 where she became a senior researcher until 2011. During this time, she was a research fellow at the Federal Constitutional Court in the department of Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio from 2005 to 2007.

In 2011 she was appointed professor of the Law of the Sea and today is Co-Director of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at Kiel University, where she is also a member of the Cluster of Excellence “Future Ocean”. She also holds the position as adjunct professor at the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea at the Arctic University of Tromsø. Since February 2018 Nele Matz-Lück is a member of the State Constitutional Court of Schleswig-Holstein.

Research areas:
  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Environmental Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
Prof. Dr. Alexander Proelss University of Hamburg Alexander Proelss was born in Bremen in 1973. After finishing his studies of law at the Universities of Bonn and Tübingen in 2000, he worked as a research fellow at the Faculty of Law of Tübingen University (affiliated to the chair of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Graf Vitzthum). In 2003, he obtained his doctoral degree with a thesis on “Protection of the Marine Environment in Public International Law and European Law”. Following the period of articling and the bar exam in 2004, he was appointed assistant professor at the Faculty of Law in Tübingen. From November 2005 to December 2006, Proelss worked as a research associate at the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (Department of Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio).

Between 2007 and 2010, he was Professor for public law, in particular law of the sea, at the Walther-Schücking Institute for International Law, Christian Albrechts University at Kiel. In February 2010, he was awarded the postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) by the Faculty of Law at the University of Tübingen. From 2010 until 2018, he held the chair for public law, in particular public international law and European law, at Trier University, Germany, and was the Director of the Institute of Environmental and Technology Law and the Institute for Legal Policy of that University. In 2018, Proelss accepted the position as a professor for the international law of the sea and international environmental law, public international law and public law at the University of Hamburg.

Research areas:
  • The International Law of the Sea
  • International Environmental Law
  • Public International Law
  • European Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • National Environmental Law
 
Associated members
Prof. Dr. Jörn Axel Kämmerer Bucerius Law School Jörn Axel Kämmerer was born in 1965 in Braunschweig (Brunswick). Between 1984 and 1990 he studied law at the Universities of Tübingen and at the Université d’Aix-en-Prevence/Marseille III. After obtaining his Maîtrise en droit in 1988, he finished his studies with the First Legal State Examination in 1991.

In the period of 1991 and 2000 he was a research fellow at the University of Tübingen, later a research assistant. In 1993 he received his doctorate (with a thesis on status- and environmental protection law aspects of Antarctica), in 1995 he passed his Second Legal State Examination.

After his habilitation on the topic of “Privatization. Typology, determinants, legal practice, consequences” he became a Professor at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, in 2000, where he has been holding the academic chair of Public Law, Public International and European Law ever since. He was a visiting professor at, amongst others, the Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), the Seoul National University, South Korea, and the Hebrew University Jerusalem.

Research areas:
  • European and International Market Law
  • Law of the Monetary Union and Financial Markets
  • Constitutional and European Law Aspects of the Professions
  • Privatization and Regulation
  • Law of the Global Commons
  • System theory of Public International Law (Colonialism)
  • Constitutional Law (especially Fundamental Rights, Federalism, Elections)

List of publications: Publications
Prof. Dr. Mehrdad Payandeh, LL.M. (Yale) Bucerius Law School Born in Tehran in 1978 Mehrdad Payandeh studied law at the Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf. After passing the First State Examination he worked as a research assistant at the Chair for German and Foreign Public Law, International Law and European Law at Heinrich-Heine-University. In 2008, he finished his doctoral thesis in international law, and passed the Second State Examination in 2009, after a legal clerkship that took him to the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York, Hengeler Mueller, as well as the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. After obtaining an LL.M. at Yale Law School he returned to Heinrich-Heine-University as a research assistant and worked there from 2012 until 2016 as a Junior Professor for International Law and Public Law. In 2016 he finished his habilitation with a thesis in constitutional law, before joining Bucerius Law School, where he holds the Chair for International Law, European Law and Public Law.

Research areas:
  • International Law (in particular International Human Rights Law, Law on the Use of Force and Law of the United Nations)
  • European Constitutional Law
  • Relationship between Domestic Law and International Law
  • Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory
  • The Third Branch (in particular Constitutional Courts and International Courts)

List of publications: Publications
 
Coordination of the HIELC 2019
Jorina Suckow Europa-Kolleg Hamburg As a research fellow at the foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, Jorina Suckow coordinates the HIELC 2019. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact her.

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