Prof. Dr. Christian Calliess LL.M. Eur


Professor at Freie Universität Berlin, Chair for Public and European Law, Director of the Institute for Public Law, Jean-Monnet-Chair for European Integration

Legal Adviser to the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) of the President of the European Commission, Brussels, currently granted a leave of absence by Freie Universität Berlin

Academic Career

Since 2009
Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration awarded ad personam

Since 04/2008
Professor at the Free University of Berlin, Chair of Public Law and European Law, Director of the Institute for Public Law

Professor at Georg-August-University, Göttingen; Chair for Public Law and European Law; Director of the Institute for International and European Law (Department of European Law) and Director of the Institute for Agricultural Law

Professor at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria; Chair for European Law, Director of the Institute for European Law

Visiting Professor at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria

Interim Professorship at Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main; Chair for Public Law

Habilitation and venia legendi for Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, European Law and International Public Law

Research assistant at the Europe-Institute of Saarland University; habilitation thesis on the rule of law and environmental policy in the Constitutional State - title: "Rechtsstaat und Umweltstaat-Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Grundrechtsdogmatik im Rahmen mehrpoliger Verfassungsrechtsverhältnisse" (published 2001)

Second State Examination, Berlin

Doctoral degree in Law at the Europa-Institut of the University of Saarland, doctoral thesis on the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity in the European Union - title: "Subsidiaritäts- und Solidaritätsprinzip in der Europäischen Union" (published 1996 and in second edition 1999)

Postgraduate judicial service traineeship, Regional Court of Appeal, Berlin; inter alia Placement with the Legal Service of the European Commission, Brussels

Postgraduate Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium; Master of Advanced European Studies (LL.M. Eur)

First State Examination, Göttingen

Law Studies at Saarland University, Saarbrücken (and Georg-August University, Göttingen; participation in the postgraduate program on European Law at the EuropaInstitut

Relevant International Research Experience
Visiting Professor at the University of Portland, Lewis & Clark Law School, Oregon USA  (leading in environmental law)

"Professeur invité"at the Sorbonne, "Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales", Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II)

Major Research Grants, Scholarships and Awards

Award for the professorial dissertation: "Umweltpreis der Gesellschaft für Umweltrecht", Berlin

Membership and Further Activities
since 2010

Judge at the Higher Administrative Court (Oberverwaltungsgericht) of the states of Berlin and Brandenburg

since 04/2009
Member of the Federal Government's Commission on Nanotechnology (Nanokommission der deutschen Bundesregierung)

since 11/2008
Member of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee "The Legal Principles relating to Climate Change"

since 07/2008
Member of the Advisory Council on the Environment of the Federal Government of Germany (Sachverständigenrat für Umweltfragen - SRU)

Editorial Activities
Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS), Co-founder and Member of the Editorial Staff
Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht (ZUR), Member of the Editor's Advisory Board
Zeitschrift für Europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht (EurUP), Member of the Editor's Advisory Board
Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law (JEEPL), Member of the Editor's Advisory Board
Co-Editor of the Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ)