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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Professor Dr. Stefanie Schmahl

Current position:

Full Professor of German and Foreign Public Law, Public International Law and European Law

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Personal data:

Born: 1969 in Mainz, Germany


1988-1993: Law studies (Mainz, Geneva and Heidelberg)

1993: First state examination in law (Rhineland-Palatinate)

1993: Diplôme Supérieur de Droit Comparé, Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé, Strasbourg

1994-1995: LL.M., Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

1996: Dr. iur., Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz

1997: Second state examination in law (Rhineland-Palatinate)

2004: Habilitation, University of Potsdam

Employment history

January-June 1998: “Conseil juridique“ at Feddersen Laule Scherzberg & Ohle Hansen Ewerwahn law firm (now: White & Case); Brussels
1998-2004: Research assistant at the Chair for Constitutional Law, Public International Law and European Law; University of Potsdam
2004-2007: Senior research assistant, ibidem
Interim Professorships at the Universities of Tübingen, Regensburg, Bremen and Düsseldorf
2007-current: Full Professor of German and Foreign Public Law, Public International Law and European Law; Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Easter Term 2015:       Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law of the University of Cambridge
Winter term 2023/24: Visiting Professor at the Harry Radzyner Law School of the Reichman University of Herzliya

Academic-administrative activities and further professional functions

1999-2008: Guest Professor for European Union Law at the Federal Academy of Public Administration
Since 2003: Fellow of the Institute of Local Government Studies at the University of Potsdam
2008-2010: Legal Expert on "Child-friendly Justice", Council of Europe
Since 2008: Member of the Academic Advisory Board "National Model United Nations" at the University of Würzburg
2009-2021: Liaison lecturer of the German National Academic Foundation
2009-2010: Member of the Commission for Academic Studies and Teaching, University of Würzburg
2010-2013: Dean of studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Würzburg
2011-2016: Delegate of the Würzburg Faculty of Law for the exchange with the Faculté de Droit of the Université de Caen
2011: Counsel on behalf of the Federal Government of Germany at a proceeding before the European Court of Human Rights
2011-2013: Member of the Independent Committee concerning the law of members of Parliament at the German Bundestag
2012-2017: Alternate member of the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Since 2015: Member of the Advisory Council to the International Nuremberg Principles Academy; since 2023 Vice-President of the Council
Since 2016: Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Institute for European Politics
2017-2018: Member of the Independent Committee concerning the law of members of Parliament at the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg
2018-2019: Member of the commission of experts for the evaluation of the European Centre of Minority Issues (Flensburg)
2020-2021 and 2022-2023 Member of the jury for the award of the Science Prize of the German Bundestag
Since 2020: Deputy non-professional judge of the Bavarian Constitutional Court; Reelected in January 2024

Expert member of the commission for the reform of the federal electoral law and for the modernization of parliamentary work (reform commission according to § 55 BWahlG) of the German Bundestag

2022:  Member of the "Open Topic" appointment committee of the University of Würzburg
Since 2023: Member of the Committee "Enforcement of the Rights of Children in Migration" of the International Law Association
Since 2023:  Member of the Open Council of Europe Academic Networks (OCEAN)
Since 2023:  Scientific Advisory Board of the Jean Monnet Saar Blog on European Law and European International Law (Prof. Dr. Giegerich)
2024:  Member of the working group "Code of Academic Freedom" at the University of Würzburg

Various memberships in scientific associations and assumption of various expertises for politics, foundations and professional journals

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