Andreas Paulus was sworn in as a justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (Bundesverfassungsgericht) in March 2010. He also holds the chair in public and international law at the Georg-August-University Göttingen where he teaches public law, international and european law, constitutional history and legal philosophy. He is also a tutor (Vertrauensdozent) of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).
In 2003/04, Justice Paulus taught at the University of Michigan Law School as a visiting assistant professor. From 1999-2006, he was assistant professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where he also concluded his habilitation (2006) and received his doctoral degree (2000). He also studied law in Göttingen, Geneva, Munich and at Harvard Law School.
Justice Paulus served as counsel and adviser to the Federal Republic of Germany before the International Court of Justice in the LaGrand (Germany v. United States) and Certain Property (Liechtenstein v. Germany) cases.
Justice Paulus is a widely published authority on a variety of public law topics. He is associate editor of the definitive Commentary on the United Nations Charter (Bruno Simma ed., 2d ed.2002) and co-editor of the forthcoming third edition (in preparation for 2012). He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the European Journal of International Law and of the advisory board of the Goettingen Journal of International Law.