Welcome to the Homepage of Univ.-Professor Dr. José Martínez

Scientific functions:

  • Holder of the endowed professorship for agricultural law and public law
  • Executive Director of the Institute for Agricultural Law
  • Director of the Institute of Public Law (Department of Foreign and Comparative Law)
  • Director of the German-Chinese Institute for Legal Studies
  • Member of the Habilitation Commission of the Faculty of Law of the University of Göttingen
  • Chairman of the Senate Commission for Information Management (KIM) since 2022 (member since 2021)
  • Deputy member of the Board of the Centre for Integrated Breeding Research
  • Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Law at Göttingen University from 2015 to 2018
  • Member of the Study Commission of the Faculty of Law of the University of Göttingen 2013-2015
  • Member of the Intermediate Examination Committee of the Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen 2013-2015


  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Agricultural Policy, Nutrition and Consumer Health Protection (WBAE) at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMEL)
  • Member of the Board of the German Society for Agricultural Law
  • Vice President of the Comité Européen de Droit Rural / European Council of Rural Law (C.E.D.R)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Journal CEDR Journal of Rural Law
  • Member of the Research Committee of Przeglad Prawa Rolnego
  • Cluster spokesperson, German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA), DAFA Expert Forum on Farm Animals - Cluster 3: Rural Areas
  • Expert for the Expert Pool of the National Committee Animal Protection Act at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
  • Member of the Competence Network for Farm Animal Husbandry of the BMEL (Borchert Commission)
  • "Distinguished Research Professor" at the Guangdong University of Foreign Languages and Foreign Trade, Guangzhou (PR China)
  • Scientific advisory board of the journal "Revista Española de Estudios Agrosociales"


  • Co-editor of the Schriften zum Agrar-, Umwelt- und Verbraucherschutzrecht (Publications on Agricultural, Environmental and Consumer Protection Law)
  • Co-editor of the Göttingen Papers on Public Law

  • Editor of the journal Agricultural and Environmental Law

The Endowed Chair of Agricultural Law and Public Law is funded by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, a public law institution.