Andreas L. Paulus holds the Chair of Public and International Law at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. Paulus teaches Public Law, International and European Law and Legal Philosophy. In March 2010, he was sworn in as justice of the First Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht).
In 2003/04, Paulus taught at the University of Michigan Law School as Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. From 1999-2006, he was assistant professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where he also concluded his habilitation (2006) and received his doctor degree (2000). He had studied law in Göttingen, Geneva, Munich and at Harvard Law School.
Paulus also served as counsel and advisor of 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.
In 2000, Paulus completed his dissertation on the international community in international law. His habilitation deals with parliamentary participation in the deployment of armed forced from a historical and comparative perspective. Further publications regard international legal theory, the United Nations, international adjudication, as well as international criminal law. Paulus is associate editor of the commentary on the UN Charter (B. Simma ed., 2d ed.2002) and co-editor of the third edition (Oxford 2012). Furthermore, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Goettingen Journal of International Law, that he initiated.
Since 2013 he is member of the Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, since 2010 of the International Advisory Board of the Minerva Center for Human Rights in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.