Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988
    First state examination in law in Baden-Württemberg, after studying law at the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 1991
    Second state examination in law

  • 1993
    Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, after studying at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA

  • 1993 – 1999
    Research assistant in the Institute of Legal Philosophy and Legal Informatics, LMU Munich, Germany, followed by a Habilitation (postdoctoral) fellowship

  • 1998
    Doctorate in the Faculty of Law at LMU Munich

  • 2003
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the Faculty of Law at LMU Munich

  • 2003
    Acting professor in Regensburg and Bochum, Germany

  • 2004 – 2009
    Professor at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany; Chair in criminal law, criminal procedure and legal philosophy

  • Since 2009
    Professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Chair in criminal law, criminal procedure, legal philosophy and comparative law

Selected publications

  • Hörnle, T.: Tatproportionale Strafzumessung, Berlin: Duncker & Humbolt Verlag (Strafrechtliche Abhandlungen, Neue Folge Volume 123), 1999.

  • Hörnle, T.: Kommentierung der §§ 166-168, 183-184 g. In: W. Joecks, K. Miebach (eds.), Münchener Kommentar zum Strafgesetzbuch, Volume 3, Munich: C.H.Beck Verlag, 2nd edition 2010.

  • Hörnle, T.: Grob anstößiges Verhalten. Strafrechtlicher Schutz von Moral, Gefühlen und Tabus, Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann Verlag, 2005.

  • Hörnle, T.: Kommentierung der §§ 174, 174 a, 174 b, 174 c, 176, 176 a, 176 b, 177, 178, 179, 180, 182. In: H. Wilhelm Laufhütte, R. Rissing-van Saan, K. Tiedemann (eds.), Strafgesetzbuch: Leipziger Kommentar, 6th Volume, 12th edition, 2010, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter Verlag.

  • Hörnle, T.: Das antiquierte Schuldverständnis der traditionellen Strafzumessungsrechtsprechung und -lehre. In: JZ 1999. pp. 1080-1089.

  • Hörnle, T.: Unterschiede zwischen Strafverfahrensordnungen und ihre kulturellen Hintergründe. In: ZStW 117, 2005. pp. 801-838.

  • Hörnle, T.: Die Rolle des Opfers in der Straftheorie und im materiellen Strafrecht. In: JZ 2006, pp. 950-958.

  • Hörnle, T.: Töten, um viele Leben zu retten. Schwierige Notstandsfälle aus moralphilosophischer und strafrechtlicher Sicht. In: H. Putzke et al. (eds.), Strafrecht zwischen System und Telos – Festschrift for Rolf Dietrich Herzberg on his 70th birthday, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck Verlag, 2008. pp. 555-574.

  • Hörnle, T.: Menschenwürde als Freiheit von Demütigungen. In: Zeitschrift für Rechtsphilosophie 2008. pp. 41-61.

  • Hörnle, T.: Shooting Down a Hijacked Airplane – The German Discussion and Beyond. In: Criminal Law and Philosophy 3, 2009. pp. 111-131.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the academic advisory board for New Criminal Law Review (University of California Press, Berkeley, USA)

  • International Advisor for Criminal Law and Philosophy (Springer Verlag, Dordrecht, Netherlands)

  • Member of the advisory committee of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany

  • Member of the review board Jurisprudence (FK 113) of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

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