Reem Ahmed completed her Masters in International Security at the University of Groningen in 2015. Prior to that, she studied Politics at the University of Leeds and spent one year at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven as part of the Erasmus Programme. Since 2015, she has been working as a Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg within the framework of the EU FP-7 funded VOX-Pol Network of Excellence. In between her studies, she interned at Transparency International in Berlin and volunteered for two international charities in London.
Reem joined the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law in November 2017. Her dissertation explores state responses to online extremism and the implications of pre-emptive measures in this regard. She has previously published in the area of radicalisation, with a particular focus on right wing and jihadi extremism.
Henrike Althoff was born in 1994 and grew up in Münster, Germany. In 2013, she began her studies in law at the University of Hamburg and studied abroad at the Aix-Marseille University in France in 2015. She completed the first state examination at the University of Hamburg in 2019.
Upon graduation, she was hired by a district court in Hamburg and went on taking a position as a research assistant by an international law firm to work on investigations and white collar crime. She also joined several projects at the University of Hamburg teaching in the fields of legal methodology and mediation, and helping students prepare for exams.
Since November 2020, she is a PhD candidate at the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law. She is supported by her supervisors Prof. Dr. Dr. Milan Kuhli and Prof. Dr. Florian Jeßberger as she focuses on principals of national and international criminal law. In her PhD thesis, she is investigating involvement models on collective crime.
Emmanouil Amanios was born in Thessaloniki. He studied law at Aristotle University Thessaloniki and specialized in public international law and law of the sea at Democritus University of Thrace. He then graduated from Democritus University of Thrace in 2020 with a master’s thesis on the legal regime of the Arctic Ocean.
He is an EU – qualified lawyer and since 2018 he has been working as a freelance attorney and translator in Thessaloniki focusing on national and international civil law (property, inheritance, family and cadastral law).
During 2020 and 2021, Emmanouil served as an academic researcher at “Krateros Ioannou Research Institute for International Law and Relations” at Democritus University of Thrace. He has previously participated in Telders International Law Moot Court Competition as a member of the Board of Review and a judge.
Emmanouil joined Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law in October 2021. His research focuses on the dependent archipelagoes in the Law of the Sea. Over the past few years, he has published several articles on law of the sea issues in Greek and English. Among other publications, he belongs to the authors of a law of the sea book on the Greek – Turkish dispute. His mother tongue is Greek and he also speaks English, German, and Spanish. His current academic supervisors are Prof. Dr. Alexander Proelß and Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter.
Research interests: international law of the sea, public international law, European human rights law, civil law.
Lucas received his Law Degree from the University of São Paulo (2015), with a sandwich period as Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013/2014), awarded to the Scholarship for Academic Merit by the President’s Office of the University of São Paulo.
He then completed the Economic Analysis of Corporate Law & Commercial Contracts program at Coase Sandor Institute for Law & Economics at the University of Chicago (2015) and developed his graduate studies, masters level, in Corporate Law and Commercial Contracts at the University of São Paulo (2016/2017).
Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hamburg, granted to scholarship from the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law.
Lucas worked as legal assistant at Ribeirão Preto Bank (2014-2015), associate lawyer at Guedes Nunes, Oliveira & Roquim Law Firm (2015-2016) and associate lawyer at Perlman Vidigal Godoy Law Firm (2017), all in M&A transaction, post M&A arbitration, financial contracts, commercial contracts, commercial litigation, banking and administrative procedures at the Brazilian Securities Exchange Commission.
During 2016 and 2017, Lucas served as Teaching Fellow at the University of São Paulo, Visiting Lecturer at CEDIN – Center of Studies of Law and Business, and Arbitrator at FDI and Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration moots, both in Brazil and abroad.
Among another publications, Lucas coordinates the book “Estudos sobre Negócios e Contratos: uma perspective internacional a partir da análise econômica do direito” (Studies on Business and Contracts: an international approach from economic analysis of law), published by Almedina.
Khashayar Biria was born and grew up in Tehran, Iran. He moved to Hamburg to study law with a specialization in European and International Law, for which he received the University’s Merit Scholarship. Graduated in 2020 by completing the First State Exam, he started to work in an international law firm on competition matters while developing his dissertation thesis. Later in October 2021, he joined the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law, where he was awarded a doctoral scholarship and is being supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter and Prof. Dr. Anne van Aaken. His dissertation project deals with the effects and legality of certain sanctions as encountered at the intersection of international law and European (private) law.
Studied law at LUISS University in Rome and at the University of Zurich, focusing on Public and Administrative law.
Graduated from LUISS University with a master’s thesis on Public economic law and regulation (2015).
Worked at the Faculty Office of LUISS (2015) and at the Directorate General Legal Services of the European Central Bank (2016).
Joined the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law in 2016.
Currently working in the field of European economic and financial law, on the topic of regulation of financial services and services of general economic interest.
Research interests: European law; Administrative law; Banking and financial law; Competition law; Public procurement law; Consumer law; Law & Economics.
Noby Thomas Cyriac
Born in 1990 in Kerala, India. Noby Thomas Cyriac completed his B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) degree with specialization in Business Laws in 2014 from the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala. He enrolled himself as an advocate in the same year and joined Joseph & Kuriyan Advocates where he started his litigation practice in Kerala (2014-16). His practices areas were civil, corporate litigation and arbitration. In 2016, he received the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding – Dr. Angela Merkel Scholarship. Pursuant to this Award, he was selected for the LL.M. program in “European and European Legal Studies” at the Europa Kolleg Hamburg, University of Hamburg (2016-17). Meanwhile in his first year in Germany he was associated with the Competition Law team of Baker Mckenzie in Dusseldorf. His Master Thesis focus was on "The Role of Big Data in the EU Commission's Control of Mergers: The Facebook/WhatsApp Case and Beyond".
Since November 2017, Noby Thomas Cyriac is a Ph.D. student of Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law. As an Ambsl researcher he is working on the topic of Abuse of Dominance by Big Data dominant firms in the realm of EU competition law jurisprudence.
Fabrizio De Gregorio
Fabrizio De Gregorio was born in 1994 in Pescara, Italy. He studied law at the Universitá degli Studi di Siena (Italy) and, as Erasmus Student, he specialized in European Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) and Information Technology Law at the Leiden Law School (Netherlands). He then graduated in February 2019 with top marks, defending a thesis on the secondary liability of Internet Service Providers.
Since February 2019 to October 2020, Fabrizio matured professional experience as trainee lawyer in Milan where he worked for a Magic Circle law firm on many cross border M&A transactions, counseling clients in corporate and contract law, as well on the development of Legal Technology solutions implementing Artificial Intelligence in contract review. In the first trimester of 2021, he enhanced his knowledge of Legal Technology by attending the vocational master "Coding for Lawyers" provided by the Universitá degli Studi di Milano (Italy).
Since October 2020, he has been Research Associate at the Center for Law in the Digital Transformation (Zentrum für Recht in der digitalen Transformation) of the University of Hamburg and a PhD candidate at the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law. His supervisors are Prof. Dr. Robert Koch LL.M. (McGill) and Prof. Dr. Mareike Schmidt, LL.M. (Tsinghua, Cina) as his research focuses on producer's liability for harms caused by Artificial Intelligence. More generally, his research interests are centered on the civil law aspects of digitalisation.
Kelly Amal Dhru
Kelly Amal Dhru is a law graduate from India, and has completed the degrees of Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) and Master of Philosophy of Law from University College, University of Oxford. In India, Kelly was a founding member of Research Foundation for Governance in India, a think-tank focusing on legal awareness and legislative drafting, and a co-founder of Lawtoons, a comic book series to educate children about laws and rights. In 2016-17, She was a Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellow in Public Health Law and Bioethics, as a part of which she completed the LLM from Harvard Law School. She is a research assistant to Professor Marion Albers, and her PhD focuses on the topic ‘Emerging Neurotechnologies, Personhood, and Legal and Human Rights.’
Rawan Diab (was born in Latakia, Syria in 1990), after graduation from high school 2007, She held an undergraduate degree from the faculty of law at Tishreen University in latakia in 2012. Then received a scholarship from the University of Algiers where she obtained her Master’s degree in public law (department of Environment and Urbanization) in 2015. After that she joined the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Gratuate School of Law in November 2016, and is currently working on her doctoral thesis at the University of Hamburg, (Faculty of law, Prof. Dr. Jochen Bung, Professorship for criminal law and legal philosophy).
Her Doctoral thesis focuses on the right to immigrate in international law, there is only a right to leave, not a right to enter the state of asylum. Philosophically, there are different positions on this. In addition to some issues related to this topic such as open borders and universal citizenship.
Martin Fertmann is a doctoral candidate at the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law and the Centre for Law in Digital Transformation (ZeRdiT). After completing his law studies in Hamburg and Beijing, majoring in media law, he worked as a research associate at various corporate law firms and participated in providing pro bono legal advice at the Cyber Law Clinic of the University of Hamburg for several years. His doctoral thesis and main research interest focuses on institutional and procedural requirements for large internet companies engaging in content moderation under international human rights standards.
Julia Harten is a member and scholarship holder of the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law since 2018. She works as a research and teaching assistant in the team of Prof. Reinhard Bork at the Chair for Civil Procedure Law and General Procedural Law. Her current focus area is international insolvency law. She holds an LL.M. degree in Corporate Law from the University of Edinburgh, for which she received the T.B. Smith Prize for the Most Distinguished Scholar graduating from the LLM or MSc postgraduate degrees.
Julia’s academic education started in Hamburg, where she studied law with a focus on private international law and comparative law. As part of her studies, she spent one academic year at the Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne in France. She received a scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and gained her first research experience as a student assistant in a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.
Verena Kahl studied law at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel and received her law degree (First State Examination) in 2011. Afterwards she completed a Masters degree in International Law and Human Rights at the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. During her studies, she held a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. In 2013 Verena started her legal clerkship and completed stations at the Public Prosecutor's Office, the Civil Court, the German Embassy in San José, Costa Rica, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, among others, receiving her Second State Examination in 2015. From 2015 to 2018 she held the position of junior lawyer and integrated expert at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San José, Costa Rica. Since April 2018 she is research assistant and lecturer at the Chair for Public Law, European and Public International Law of Prof. Markus Kotzur, with whom she has taught several seminars in the field of public international law.
Verena joined the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law in October 2020. Her PhD project is dedicated at a human right to climate protection. She has previously published articles in the areas of human rights, international environmental law and climate change in German and Spanish.
Konstantin Knobloch was born in Cologne in 1994. He began his law studies at the University of Hamburg in 2014, which he completed in 2019 with his first state examination. During his studies, he set his focus on national and international civil law and civil procedural law as well as the history of private law. Furthermore, he worked as a student assistant at the Chair for Civil Law, History of German Law, Private Law in Modernity of Prof. Dr Tilman Repgen. Here he already had his first contact with the history of law, which would later shape the topic of his doctoral thesis. Since autumn 2020, Konstantin Knobloch is a scholarship student at the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law. His doctoral thesis deals with liberty and the system of the estates of the realm as well as the methodology of the Usus Modernus in the 18th century. The supervisors of his dissertation are Prof. Dr. Tilman Repgen and Prof. Dr. Dr. Milan Kuhli. Before starting his doctoral thesis, he worked for one and a half years in two international law firms in the fields of real estate law and capital market law.
He is currently working as an academic research assistant at the Chair for Civil Procedure Law and General Procedural Law of Prof. Dr Reinhard Bork.
Valerie Kühn grew up in Cologne, Germany. She began her law studies at the University of Hamburg in 2014. In 2016, she studied at the Aix-Marseille University in France as part of the Erasmus Exchange Program. After receiving her First State Examination in 2020, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Hamburg at the Chair of Civil Law, Labour Law, Corporate Law and Comparative Law of Prof. Dr. Claudia Schubert. Since then, she has also regulary participated in research meetings and colloquiums of the Franco-German research group GEFACT.
In October 2021 Valerie Kühn joined the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law as a scholarship student. Her PhD project focuses on comparative labour law studying the regulations for home office work in the German und French legal systems. Her supervisors are Prof. Dr. Claudia Schubert and Prof. Dr. Judith Brockmann.
Currently, she combines her research on French law at the Comparative Law Center (COMPTRASEC) in Bordeaux with a Master’s programme in Comparative Labour Law at the University of Bordeaux.
Svenja Langenhagen grew up in Munich (Bavaria) and moved to Hamburg in 2012 in order to study law at the University of Hamburg. Svenja Langenhagen spent one semester participating in the 22nd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court (an international competition between teams of over 350 universities worldwide) as a team member (2014/2015). Afterwards, in course of her further university studies, she specialized i.a. in private international law and in international procedural law.
While passing her first state exam, Svenja Langenhagen worked in a law firm (insolvency law) and coached the Vis Moot Team of the University of Hamburg for the 26th Willem C. Vis Moot Court (2018/2019). Concerning the Vis Moot she is now a vice chair of the ‘Vis Moot Court Alumni Universität Hamburg e.V.’ and again a mentor for the this season’s coaches.
Since June 2019 Svenja Langenhagen is working as a Research Associate for Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski at the University of Hamburg in the field of private international law and international procedural law. Simultaneously, she started with her PhD thesis in the field of “Human Rights and Environmental Protection in International Sales Law” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski and Prof. Dr. Mareike Schmidt (LLM, Tsinghua). Since October 2019 Svenja Langenhagen is a member of the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law and holds a scholarship for her PhD.
Serhii began his legal education at International Law Faculty of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Ukraine. In recognition of his excellent academic performance and research accomplishments, he was awarded the Academic Scholarship of the President of Ukraine. Having received a bachelor’s diploma with distinction, Serhii went to Central European University where he obtained an LLM degree (also with distinction). After his master’s studies, Serhii worked at a law firm. In 2017, as one of the winners of a global essay competition, Serhii gave a speech at the podium of United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York on one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2016, Serhii is a Young European Ambassador within EU OPEN Neighbourhood Programme.
At Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law, Serhii is writing a doctoral dissertation in the field of EU law. Specifically, his research project investigates the autonomisation of EU citizenship.
Kalika Mehta has been a PhD Candidate at the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law since November 2018. She holds an LL.M. cum laude from Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Geneva (2015-16) and BA.LL.B (Hons.) from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (2010-15). She is qualified to practice law in India.
Before joining the program, she briefly worked on the transitional justice issues in Myanmar followed by a Traineeship at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin. At ECCHR, she primarily assisted on the situation of War Crimes in Iraq by the UK Forces between 2003 - 2008 before the International Criminal Court. In 2018, she taught undergraduate students at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, India.
Her research interests include International Criminal Law, Strategic Litigation, and Transitional Justice.
Abhishek has five years of academic experience in India as Assistant Professor, prior to joining AMBSL, University of Hamburg; he was associated with WBNUJS, Kolkata. WB, India. and two years of international and national law firms experience. He has published articles in various journals such as Year Book on Indian Society of International Law. He also has a book to his credit on Capital Market: Legal Regime in India published in India. He is presently researching on the topic of “Extrajudicial Killings: Normative study to determine the impact on State and Democracy in changing World Order.” The central thrust of his thesis is comparative study of certain States to identify the raison d’etre of extrajudicial killings in those states. The study analyses the relationship between right to life under international law and municipal law.
Born in 1995 in Genova, Italy, Francesco Moresco has received his Master Degree (Laura Magistrale in Giurisprudenza) from Università di Pisa summa cum laude in October 2019. Francesco has been since September 2014 an Honor Student at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa), where he was awarded after a strictly selective test of a full five-years scholarship including an accomodation in the Scuola's college and the provision of a complementary education consistent with the institution's excellency program. During the University years, Francesco followed repeatedly his interdisciplinary interests, attending a high number of extra-juridical courses (political economy, political philosophy, contemporary history, international geopolitics). He spent two funded research periods abroad, first in 2017 when he worked on his annual dissertation on International Terrorism at Friedrich Schiller Universitaet, Jena; further, in 2019, Francesco was admitted as a visiting student at the Department of Sociology of University of Oxford, where he broadened his knowledge on the criminological substrate of the transnational crime of Human Trafficking under the supervision of Professor Federico Varese. The evidences collected were then included in his Master Dissertation, a study of the organisational features of transnational human trafficking to Europe with both a criminological and comparative (Italy-UK) focus. Apart from his academic interests, Francesco was involved in different experiences in no-profit organisations: first, in 2014, he founded a junior group of Amnesty International in Genova; further, in 2017-2018, he took part to an activity of extra-forensic support to detainees provided by Associazione L'Altro Diritto.
Francesco is since November 2019 a funded PhD student of AMBSL, where he's been
admitted with a project on the juridical relevance of the concept of vulnerability in the supranational immigration policy, with both a focus on Transnational Criminal Law and European Public Law. His current academic supervisors are Prof. Dr. Florian Jessberger and Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur.
Born in 1994 in Librazhd, Albania. He achieved his LL.M (single-cycle, five years) in criminal law at University of Udine in Italy with 110 up to 110 in February 2018. Joined the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduated School of Law in July 2018. His Ph.D topic is focused in the EU regulatory challenges arising from online transport platforms. In specific, subject of his studies is a new transport paradigm named ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ (MaaS). Since March 2020 he is a Lecturer of the foreign language course ‘EU GDPR and Online Platforms’ at Uni-Hamburg, Law Faculty. His mother language is Albanian, he also speaks Italian, English and German.
Franziska Niehaus studied law at the University of Hamburg, completing her first State exam in 2018. Subsequently, she started to work as a research and teaching assistant in the team of Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter at the Institute for International Affairs at the University of Hamburg. In this position, she organised the German National Rounds of the ‚Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition‘ of 2019 as the National Administrator.
Already during her studies, her main focus was on international law and in 2016, she participated in the Jessup Moot Court Competition herself. Furthermore, she functioned as chairwoman of the board of the HanseMUN e.V., which organises Model United Nations Sessions and Conferences at the University of Hamburg. During her studies, she held a scholarship at the ‚Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung‘.
Since November 2019, Franziska is a member of the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law and holds a scholarship for her PhD in international law. Her research focuses on UN peacekeeping missions and their mandates to protect civilians.
Anna-Lena Otzen was born 1993 in Hamburg, Germany. She studied law at University of Hamburg and University of East Anglia, Norwich passing her first state examination in 2017.
Since 2018 she has been working as a research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Tilman Repgen (Civil Law, History of German Law, Private Law in Modernity), while writing her doctoral thesis on equity at the beginning of the 18th century. She joined the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law in October 2018.
Adriana Pereira Arteaga, M.A.
Adriana Pereira Arteaga wurde 1985 in Trinidad, Bolivien, geboren. 2005 begann sie ihr Studium in der juristischen Fakultät der Katholischen Bolivianischen Universität „San Pablo“ in La Paz. Während ihres Studiums, im Mai 2009 nahm sie teil an der Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition der American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C., und im September desselben Jahres an der Human Rights Moot Court Competition der Päpstlichen Katholischen Universität von Peru, in Lima und im Oktober 2009 schloss sie ihr Studium. Sie erhielt von Oktober 2011 bis September 2013 ein DAAD-Stipendium an der Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg und hat einen Masterabschluss in Friedens- und Konfliktforschung bekommen.
Seit November 2013 ist sie Doktorandin bei der Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law und forscht zu dem Thema: „Rechtspluralismus in Bolivien“. Ihre Muttersprache ist Spanisch und spricht auch Englisch, Deutsch und Französisch, sowie hat Grundkenntnisse in Italienisch.
Bojan Perovic received his LL.B. from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law and obtained his Master's degree in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the University of Belgrade. Prior to joining AMBSL, he spent two years as a research assistant at the Institute of Social Sciences, Center for Legal Research in Belgrade.
Perovic gained an extensive non-formal education and practice in fields closely related to human rights and international humanitarian law through participation in numerous prestigious non-degree schools and voluntary work in various human rights and humanitarian non-governmental organisations (Royal Holloway, University of London; Lund University; Regional Academy on the United Nations; University of Groningen; International School for Holocaust; Duke University, etc.).
His latest academic conferences were at Columbia University/NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, Lund University, University College London, ACUNS-Vienna; his latest articles were published by Peter Lang and Neofelis Verlag Berlin.
Perovic is a co-author of Oxford Public International Law debate maps (Oxford University Press) and in 2017 was named Youth Ambassador for European Code against Cancer by Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL). Among other honours (including awards/fellowships/grants by George Mason University, UCL, RHUL/Northwestern University, University of Groningen etc.), Mr. Perovic has been awarded 2017/2018 Marshall T. Meyer Research Award from Duke University.
Since November 2015, Bojan Perovic is a Ph.D. researcher at the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law, University of Hamburg. His thesis is titled “The right to health of vulnerable groups during armed conflicts” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter and Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur. His academic interests and research areas extend to international public law, especially human rights and international humanitarian law as well fields such as discrimination, nationalism, and transitional justice.
Malte studied law in Hamburg and Stellenbosch (South Africa) and finished his studies in 2017 (first state examination) with a focus on Environmental Law. Before joining the chair for Public Law, Environmental Law and Legal Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Ivo Appel) at the Hamburg University as a research associate in 2018, he worked in an international law firm’s department for antitrust, competition and economic regulation.
He is part of the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law since 2020 and is working on his thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ivo Appel and Prof. Dr. Alexander Proelß. His dissertation project deals with the legal mechanisms of irrelevance in Environmental Law and beyond.
Marie Johanna Raben
Marie Raben has been an AMBSL scholar since october 2018. Her field of research is energy law. At the same time she works as a research fellow for the University of Hamburg. After her studies in Hamburg and Strasbourg (URS) she successfully completed her German Referendariat in Hamburg. During her Referendariat she worked amongst others for the administrative court, the administration of city parliament and for a medium-sized law firm.
Tomas Restrepo Rodriguez
Tomás is a Colombian attorney and academic interested in private law, international law, environmental law, and energy law. He holds an MBL in International Energy Law from the TU Berlin and the Berlin Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law, as well as an LLM in Banking and Finance from Queen Mary, University of London. He is researcher and teacher at the Civil Law Department and the Mines and Energy Department of the Universidad Externado de Colombia. He has published scientific articles in Colombia and in Germany. He is currently working on his dissertation, which explores intersections between international investment arbitration and climate change law.
Douglas Carvalho Ribeiro
Born in the city of Belo Horizonte (MG), Brazil, in 1990. Graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in 2014. Study semester abroad at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (SoSe 2012). Passed the bar examination of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) in 2014. Held a scholarship from DAAD in 2014. Defended the master’s thesis “Sergio Buarque de Holanda’s antiliberal roots: Carl Schmitt in ‘Raízes do Brasil’” (2017), further published as a book (2018). Granted the degree of Master of Laws (major Law and Justice) by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in 2018. Candidate to the degree of Doctor of Laws awarded with a scholarship from the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law (AMBSL) since 2018. His dissertation focuses on the relation between constitutional courts and the different models of political party funding.
Ina Schimmeroth (LL.M.) is a member and scholarship holder of the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law since October 2021. Her PhD thesis focuses on Corporate Responsibility for employee-related matters and employee participation in the supply chain supervised by Prof. Claudia Schubert (Universität Hamburg).
After graduating from high-school and spending one year with the German Development Service in the Philippines, she studied law at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg (i.Br.), Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi Istanbul and the Free University Berlin specialising in labour law. After successfully completing her first state examination in 2015, she obtained an LL.M. at King’s College London in Transnational Law with a special focus on European and international labour law in 2016. Ina conducted her legal clerkship in Berlin between 2017 and 2019 with stations among others at the foreign affairs committee of the German Bundestag, the Consulate General of Germany in San Francisco and a medium-sized law firm in Berlin.
During her studies she worked as a student assistant at the chairs of Prof. Lena Rudkowski at FU Berlin and Prof. Peer Zumbansen at King’s College London as well as for Dr. Einat Albin at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After her graduation she worked as a research assistant at the chairs of Prof. Gralf-Peter Calliess at the University of Bremen and Prof. Claudia Schubert at the University of Hamburg.
After growing up in Westphalia, Falk Sturma returned to his birthplace of Hamburg to study law in 2014. He became interested in the international and philosophical aspects of law at an early stage. This was reflected in a semester abroad at Charles University in Prague in 2016 and in his participation in the first-ever "International Law Plus" cooperation with Macquarie University in Sydney in 2018. He also worked in the department of "International Affairs" at the University of Hamburg. After completing his studies, he initially worked in leading international litigation firms before pursuing his interest in legal philosophy topics in greater depth. Under the title „Moralität im Recht – Ronald Dworkins Theorie der einzig richtigen Entscheidung und das Selbstverständnis des Bundesgerichtshofs bei normativen Herausforderungen der Lebenswissenschaften", his dissertation takes a new look at the normative approach of the American legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin from a contemporary German perspective. The project poses the question whether Dworkin's theses have been too hastily dismissed by German-speaking legal philosophers and argues for a reconsideration.
Falk Sturma is a fellow and scholarship holder at the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law since the winter semester of 2021. His dissertation is under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bung and Prof. Dr. Dr. Milan Kuhli.
Raoul Darius Veit
Born in 1990 in Friedberg (Bavaria); Abitur 2009 in Bad Harzburg; law school (University of Hamburg) with a focus on EU and public international law (2010-2016); study year abroad at the Université de Strasbourg (2012-2013); first state exam (April 2016); research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Marion Albers with a focus on data protection and privacy law (since April 2016); PhD student, member and scholarship holder of the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law (since October 2016).
The dissertation project deals with fundamental questions in the context of the relationship between EU law and member state law with a particular focus on European Data Protection law.
Laura Vejselji took her Abitur in 2009 and began her studies of law at the University of Hamburg in the same year. She set her focus on environmental and planning law and received a scholarship from Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds. After passing her Staatsexamen in 2015, she has become a scholarship student of Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law. In addition she works as a scientific assistant at the department of Legal History. Her dissertation focuses on the doctrine of restitution in the late 13th and early 14th century and is located at the interface of theology, legal studies and philosophy.
Born in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg in 1993, Nathalie Wangen began her studies in Law at the University of Luxembourg in 2012. This offered her the opportunity to study at the University of Montpellier (France) for one year as part of the Erasmus Exchange Program.
At the University of Strasbourg Nathalie graduated with a master’s thesis in European Comparative Law (L’accès à l’avortement en Droit comparé France - Irlande, 2017). She pursued her studies with her LL.M. degree in Civil Procedure Law at the University of Hamburg before joining the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law in November 2018. Under the supervision of Mr. Professor Dr. Tilman Repgen, her dissertation explores child custody trough a comparative legal approach of both German and French legislations since the 20th century including supranational impulses.
Besides her academic studies, Nathalie was able to gain work experiences in the field of Private Law with a special focus on Family Law in a Luxembourgish Law firm. She is fluent in Luxemburgish, German, English and French.
Maximilian finished his law studies at University of Hamburg with a specialisation in European and International Law in 2017 (first state examination). During his studies he worked as a student assistant for Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur, LL.M. (Duke), founded the first Jessup Moot Court Team of the faculty, coached several subsequent mootcourt - teams and spent one semester at Université Paul Cezanne in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Maximilian then completed his professional legal clerkship including placements with the Federal Chancellery, the lawfirm Redeker Sellner Dahs and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin, served as president of the staff council and passed the german bar exam (second state examination) in 2019. Beside his clerkship he published articles on Public International Law and European Union Law.
Since November 2019 Maximilian is a member of the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law and holds a scholarship for his PhD. His dissertation has an interdisciplinary approach and draws mainly from Public International Law, Political and Social Science. It is supervised by Prof. Dr. Kotzur and Prof. Dr. Alexander Proelß and explores the role of normative expectations and narratives for the rules basedness of the international order. The german working title is „Die Rolle normativer Erwartungen im Kontext der Multilateralismuskrise und ihre Bedeutung für Zukunftsmodelle einer regelbasierten internationalen Ordnung“.
Maximilian also is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the chair of Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter and lecturer at Europa-Kolleg Hamburg. He teaches European Union Law and Criminal Law.