Prof. Dr. Angela Schwerdtfeger

Prof. Dr. Angela Schwerdtfeger joined the Faculty of Law of the Georg August University Göttingen in March 2020 as a full University Professor of Public Law, in particular Administrative Law. She studied law at the University of Trier and the Université Lumière – Lyon 2, which she completed with  the First State Examination. Subsequently, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Trier, where she received her doctorate in 2009 for her thesis “Legal Redress in German Administrative Law under the Influence of the Aarhus Convention” (Mohr Siebeck, 2010). This was followed by the mandatory legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Berlin (Kammergericht), with stations in the Department of European Union Law of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and with the Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Having passed the Second State Examination, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Humboldt University Berlin with research stays at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor. Her research project on “Crisis Legislation” was funded for three years by the German Research Foundation and successfully defended as her Habilitation in 2017 at the Humboldt University Berlin (Mohr Siebeck, 2018), granting her the venia legendi for Public Law, European Law and Public International Law. On coming to Göttingen, she declined a full Professorship of Public Law, in particular Public International and European Law, at the University of Trier. She has been a deputy member of the Constitutional Court of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsischer Staatsgerichtshof) since July 2021.