Institute of International and European Law

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, Paulus co-initiated the Goettingen Journal of International Law and joined its Advisory Board in 2009. Since 2012 he forms part of the Advisory Board of the Friedens-Warte and from 2015 onwards he serves in the Israel Law Review's Advisory Board. In 2010 he joined the Advisory Board of the Minerva Center for Human Rights in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, in 2013 the Academic Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and, in the same year, the Scientific Advisory Committee of PluriCourts - Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order of the University of Oslo. In 2017 he was appointed member of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition's board of trustees in Munich and was elected member of the Council of the German Society of International Law.