Andreas Paulus

Andreas Paulus was sworn in as a justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (Bundesverfassungsgericht) in March 2010 and has been a rapporteur in cases dealing, inter alia, with intellectual property cases. 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. 

In 2003-2004, Justice Paulus was visiting assistant professor at the University of Michigan Law School. 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 co-editor of the definitive Commentary on the United Nations Charter (Simma et al. eds., 3d ed.2012). He is a member of the advisory board of the Goettingen Journal of International Law and a member of the advisory council of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.


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