About me

I am a legal scholar with interests in national, European and public international law.

I am currently a senior lecturer at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Law School in Germany. Recently, I was awarded a prestigious grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the framework of the “Temporary Positions for Principal Investigators”-programme for my postdoctoral research project on “Non-Judicial Rights Review”. I also just completed a two-year-term as an Emile Noël Fellow at NYU School of Law.

I have authored several books and articles that were published, amongst others, in the American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law, International Journal of Constitutional Law, New York University Journal of International Law & Politics, Common Market Law Review, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University, and the two leading German law journals (Archiv des Öffentlichen Rechts and Der Staat). My dissertation, which was awarded a Europe-wide dissertation prize by the European Law Faculties Association, analyzes the role of constitutional courts beyond the state.

I have studied law and politics in Berlin, Paris, and New York and spent extended research stays at Yale, Harvard, and NYU.

Research Focus

  • Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory (Constitutional Courts, Law of Politics, Constitutional Rights, Proportionality, Comparative Constitutional Law, Institutional Analysis, Multi-Level Orders)
  • Administrative Law (Global Administrative Law, Regulation, Security, Data Protection)
  • EU Law (EU Constitutional Law, EU Economic Law)
  • Public International Law (International Economic Law, Human Rights, International Courts, International Organizations, United Nations)


Constitutional Adjudication in a Networked World Order

Coordination mechanisms in inter-order judicial networks

Habilitation Project

Non-judicial rights review

The Promise and Peril of constitutional rights review by non-judicial institutions