Short CV/Education and training

  • 2018
    Kathleen Fitzpatrick Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, Australia

  • 2018
    Senior Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney Law School


  • Since 2014
    Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL, Germany

  • 2013 – 2014
    Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Axel Kämmerer, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2013 – 2014
    Senior Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Hoffmann-Riem, Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court a. D.

  • 2013
    Lecturer at the University of Paderborn (Culture and International Law)

  • 2013
    Lecturer/Organizer of the Workshop "Reconstruction and the Law", Summer Academy of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Cracow, Poland

  • 2013
    Doctoral Thesis: "The Interfederal Administrative Act" (summa cum laude), Bucerius Law School

  • 2013
    Admission to the German Bar Association (Hamburg)

  • 2013
    Second State Examination (Hanseatic Higher Court of Appeals)

  • 2010 – 2013
    Clerkship (Hanseatic Higher Court of Appeals) (i. a. Referendar at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York – Dispute Resolution/Arbitration/Bilateral Investment Treaties)

  • 2008
    Lecturer at the University of Hamburg (Constitutional Law/Basic Rights/International Human Rights Protection)

  • 2007 – 2013
    Research Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Kämmerer (Constitutional, Administrative, European and International Law), Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2007
    First State Examination (Hamburg)

  • 2004
    Baccalaureus Legum (LL.B.) (Bucerius Law School)

  • 2003
    University of Sydney (Exchange Program)

  • 2001 – 2004
    Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

Selected publications

  • Right to Self-Defense, Attribution and the Non-State Actor – Birth of the “Unable or Unwilling” Standard? In: ZaöRV 3, 455-501 (2015).

  • The US Airstrike against the Iraqi Intelligence Headquarters – 1993. In: The Use of Force in International Law – A Case-based Approach. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2018, 504-526.

  • Silence within the process of normative change and the evolution of the prohibition on the use of force: normative volatility and legislative responsibility. In: Journal on the Use of Force and International Law 4/1, 1-43 (2017).

  • Der Amtshaftungsanspruch und Auslandseinsätze der Bundeswehr. Eine verfassungsrechtliche und rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung aus Anlass des Kunduz-Urteils des Bundesgerichtshofs. In: Jahrbuch des öffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart (Neue Folge) 66, 299-336 (2018) (with Leander Beinlich).

  • Imperial Colonialism in the Genesis of International Law – Anomaly or Time of Transition?. In: Journal on the History of International Law 19, 50-69 (2017).

  • The Interfederal Administrative Act. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2014, (Doctoral Thesis).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "The Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law"

  • "Private Law Analogies in International Law"

  • Editor (with Milos Vec) of Volume VII "Western International Law 1776-c. 1870" of the Cambridge History of International Law (CUP) (General Editor Randall Lesaffer)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Coordinating Committee der ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security

  • Peer Reviewer for the "Military Law and Law of War Review"

  • Peer Reviewer for the Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the "" Blog

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the "Völkerrechtsblog" (

  • Heidelberg Journal of International Law/ZaöRV – Member of Editorial Board/Review Board

Additional qualifications

  • Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für die Wissenschaftsförderung – PostDoc Fellowship ("Eigene Stelle"), Research Project: "The Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law"

  • Postdoctoral Global Fellow Scholarship by NYU School of Law

  • Deutsches Haus DAAD Visiting Fellowship for Research Stay at the NYU School of Law

  • Robert Bosch Foundation – "Fast Track" Fellow 2017 – 2019

    "Excellence and Leadership Skills for Outstanding Women in Science"

  • Daimler and Benz Foundation – PostDoc Fellowship 2017/2018

  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow 2017/2018, Laureate Research Program in International Law at University of Melbourne Law School (International Law, Civil War and Intervention)

  • PhD Scholarship – Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung

  • Studies Scholarship – Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

  • PhD Publication Scholarship – FAZIT (Foundation of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

  • Publication Scholarship by the Johanna and Fritz Buch Gedächtnisstiftung

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • My wonderful son Emil.


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