Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich LL.M. (Univ. of Virginia)

Director of the Europa-Institut
Chair of European Union Law, Public International Law and Public Law
Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration, Antidiscrimination, Human Rights and Diversity

Professor Giegerich holds a Chair of European Union Law, Public International Law and Public Law at the Faculty of Law and Economics at Saarland University (since 2012). He also is Director of the Europa-Institut of the Law Faculty, Saarland University. In 2013, he was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Law and European Integration by the European Commission.

Before joining Saarland University, he held chairs at the universities of Bremen (2002-2006) and Kiel (2006-2012) where he also was Director of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law. Formerly, he was a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (until 2002), and a law clerk at the German Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe (1991-1993). His publications include numerous books, chapters and articles on various topics of European Union law, public international law and (comparative) constitutional law.

Thomas Giegerich has lectured on EU law and public international law at universities in China, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the USA. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, a Visiting Professor at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Law, European University Institute, Florence. Currently, he coordinates the “South East European-EU Cluster of Excellence in European and International Law”, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (2015-2018).

From 2008-2014, Thomas Giegerich was involved in the EU accession negotiations with Turkey as an independent expert of the European Commission for the independence and impartiality of the judiciary. In this capacity, he was on five different missions to Turkey.