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Prof. Dr. Isabel Feichtner

Isabel Feichtner studied law in Freiburg i. Br., Amsterdam, Berlin and New York, obtained an LL.M. from Cardozo Law School as a Fulbright scholar and was admitted to the New York Bar in 2001. For her academic achievements and superior scholarship during her LL.M., she received the Louis Henkin Award from Cardozo Law School. In 2000 she joined the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore as a corporate associate in the securitization department for one year. After completing her legal training in Berlin in 2004 Isabel Feichtner took up a position as senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. From 2006 to the end of 2007 she was Visiting Doctoral Researcher at NYU Law School and teaching assistant to Joseph Weiler. 2010 she completed her doctoral dissertation “The Law and Politics of WTO Waivers – Stability and Flexibility in Public International Law” which received the Baker McKenzie Award from Goethe University (Frankfurt a. M.) and was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. Before her appointment as professor at the University of Würzburg in 2016, she was an Associate Professor at Goethe University where she taught and supervised graduate students in the graduate programme “Law and Economics of Money and Finance”. In 2014 she received a First Prize for outstanding teaching from the Graduate School of Economics, Finance and Management at Goethe University. She was a member of the European Journal of International Law’s editorial board from 2008-2021, a member of the International Law Association Committee on the Role of International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development from 2015-2020 and Co-Spokesperson of the Bavarian Research Network on the Future of Democracy from 2018-2022. Since March 2022 she is fellow at The New Institute in Hamburg, where she chairs the programme “Reclaiming Common Wealth: Towards a Law and Economy of Land Commons”. Her research focuses on international economic law and institutions, transnational law of natural resources, the legal design of money and the law of commons and commoning.

Key Publications

Feichtner, I. & Gordon, G. (2023). Constitutions of Value: Law, Governance, and Political Ecology. Routledge.
DOI: 10.4324/9781003221920.
Available (open access) here.

Dann, P., Feichtner, I. & von Bernstorff, J. (Eds.) (2023). (Post)Koloniale Rechtswissenschaft: Geschichte und Gegenwart des Kolonialismus in der deutschen Rechtswissenschaft. Mohr Siebeck.
DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-162113-0.

Feichtner, I. (2022). International Organizations and Stories of Development. In J. Klabbers (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to International Organizations Law (336–362). Cambridge University Press.
DOI: 10.1017/9781108574242.016.

Feichtner, I. & Wihl, T. (Eds.) (2021). Gesamtverfassung. Das Verfassungsdenken Helmut Ridders. Nomos.
DOI: 10.5771/9783748910848.

Feichtner, I. (2020). Law of Natural Resource Extraction and Money as Key to Understanding Global Political Economy and Potential for Its Transformation. In P. F. Kjaer (Ed.), The Law of Political Economy: Transformations in the Function of Law (152–180). Cambridge University Press.
DOI: 10.1017/9781108675635.006.

Feichtner, I., Krajewski, M. & Rösch, R. (Eds.) (2019). Human Rights in the Extractive Industries: Transparency, Participation and Resistance. Springer.

Feichtner, I. (2019). Mining for Humanity in the Deep Sea and Outer Space: The Role of Small States and International Law in the Extraterritorial Expansion of Extraction. Leiden Journal of International Law, 32(2), 255274.
DOI: 10.1017/S0922156519000013.
Available (open access) here.

Feichtner, I. (2019). Sharing the Riches of the Sea: The Redistributive and Fiscal Dimension of Deep Seabed Exploitation. European Journal of International Law, 30(2), 601–633. 10.1093/ejil/chz022.
Available (open access) here.

Feichtner, I. (2016). Critical Scholarship and Responsible Practice of International Law: How Can the Two Be Reconciled? Leiden Journal of International Law, 29(4), 979–1000. 10.1017/s0922156516000467.
Available (open access) here.

Feichtner, I. (2012, pbk 2014). The Law and Politics of WTO Waivers: Stability and Flexibility in Public International Law. Cambridge University Press [393 pages].
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139003346.

A list of all publications can be found here.