Prof. Dr. Nora Markard, MA
Nora Markard is a Junior Professor for Public Law, International Law and Global Constitutionalism. She studied Law and International Relations in Berlin, Paris and London. Her research areas comprise International Law, Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutionalism, Migration Law and Legal Gender Studies. Her dissertation on war refugees was awarded the Humboldt Prize in 2012 and Marie Elisabeth Lüders Prize in 2013. Recent publications include "Contested Collisions: Conditions for a Successful Collision Management – The Example of Article 16 of the Rome Statute" (LJIL), "The Right to Leave by Sea" (EJIL), and "Dropping the Other Shoe: Obergefell and the Inevitability of the Constitutional Right to Equal Marriage" (German Law Journal). In 2010, Nora Markard founded the Humboldt Law Clinic Human Rights with Prof. Susanne Baer and Jacqui Zalcberg; since December 2014, she has been running the student-initiated Refugee Law Clinic Hamburg. Prior to joining the faculty at Hamburg, she was a post-doc researcher at the University of Bremen, a Visiting Fellow at Columbia Law School and Michigan Law School, and a Research Fellow to Prof. Susanne Baer at Humboldt University Berlin. Nora Markard holds a PhD from Humboldt University and an MA in International Peace and Security from King's College London, as well as the First and Second German State Exam in Law.
Helene Heuser, MA
Helene Heuser studied law and philosophy in Berlin and Paris and completed her bar training (Referendariat) with the Second State Exam in 2015. During her studies in Paris, she interned with the NGOs Gisti and Migreurop as a legal advisor and lobbyist. In Berlin, she continued her legal advice work for two years with the Kontakt- und Beratungsstelle für Migrant_innen e.V. (KuB). After her First State Exam, she worked for the Arbeiterwohlfahrt as a clerk for wardships for foreign minors and starting an asylum law advice project (Asylerstberatung), funded by the European Refugee Fund and UNHCR. As a Research Fellow to Prof. Markard, she has been coordinating the Refugee Law Clinic since October 2015. As of 2017, she holds a grant from the Böll Stiftung.
Valérie Suhr studied law in Hamburg and at the University of Leiden. During her time abroad, she discovered her interest in Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law, which she pursued back in Hamburg as part of the specialty "International" of the focus area "Crime and Crime Control." Since the beginnnig of her studies, she has also focused on Legal Gender Studies, an area where she has already published her first contributions. She volunteers for Amnesty International. Since October 2015, she has been a Research Fellow to Prof. Dr. Markard, who is also her PhD supervisor. She holds a grant from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
Sünje Andresen started studying law at the University of Hamburg in 2013. In April 2016, she started her focus area "Crime and Crime Control." She has been involved as a volunteer in the Refugee Law Clinic since early 2015 and has completed its program herself. She has been a member of the legal advice team since December 2015. Since March 2016, she has been working as a Research Assistant for the RLC Hamburg with Prof. Dr. Markard.
Franziska Jensen started as a law student at the University of Hamburg in 2013. Previously, she studied philosophy and English for a yeat. In 2015, she did a human rights internship with the University of Wellington, New Zealand. Since October 2015, she has been a member of the Refugee Law Clinic Hamburg, since April 2016 she has been working for the RLC Hamburg as a research assistant.
Esther Haas started studying law in 2014, after completing a Bachelor in Psychology of Economics at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. In 2015, she spent two terms at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She joined the RLC Hamburg and its team in 2016.
Fabian Endemann began to study law in 2013; in parallel, he is pursuing a degree in cultural studies with a minor in philosophy at the Fernuniversität Hagen. In 2015/16, he studied law, philosophy and art history at Trinity College Dublin. In October 2016, he started the advanced classes in European and International law and joined the Refugee Law Clinic and its team. As a tutor, he taught the practical course in mediation.
Former Team Members
Fiona Schönbohm is a co-founder of the Refugee Law Clinic. As a project coordinator, she worked for Prof. Markard as a Research Assistant from August 2015 until February 2016. She studied law in Hamburg and Aix-en-Provence. After having completed the fous area "European and International Law," she is currently preparing for the First State Exam. Apart from a two-year training as a mediator, she also completed a one-year seminar on Peace Studies at the University of Hamburg. Fiona remains involved with running the Refugee Law Clinic.
Katharina Leithoff has been studying law at the University of Hamburg since 2009. After her semester abroad in Aix-en-Provence in 2012 and participating in the Jessup Moot Court in 2013/14, she completed her focus area "European and International Law" in 2015. At present, she is preparing for the First State Exam. Since August 2015, she has been a Research Assistant for Prof. Dr. Markard.
With Fiona Schönbohm, Katharina Leithoff decided in Sommer 2014 to found the Refugee Law Clinic. She collected her first experiences with international refugee law during her internship with an human rights organization in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010.E-Mail: email@example.com