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

Currently
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
10/2003-04/2008

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

03/2002-09/2003
Professor at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria; Chair for European Law, Director of the Institute for European Law

10/2001-03/2002
Visiting Professor at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria

10/2000-04/2001
Interim Professorship at Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main; Chair for Public Law

07/2000
Habilitation and venia legendi for Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, European Law and International Public Law

05/1995-09/2000
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)

04/1995
Second State Examination, Berlin

04/1995
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)

1991-1995
Postgraduate judicial service traineeship, Regional Court of Appeal, Berlin; inter alia Placement with the Legal Service of the European Commission, Brussels

1990-1991
Postgraduate Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium; Master of Advanced European Studies (LL.M. Eur)

1990
First State Examination, Göttingen

1984-1990
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
2010
Visiting Professor at the University of Portland, Lewis & Clark Law School, Oregon USA  (leading in environmental law)

2007/2008
"Professeur invité"at the Sorbonne, "Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales", Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II)

Major Research Grants, Scholarships and Awards
2001

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)