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DAAD Lecturer [DAAD-Langzeitdozent] at the German Law Centre of the Hanoi Law University, Hanoi, Vietnam (2012 - 2014). Adjunct Professor [Außerplanmäßiger Professor] at the University of Göttingen (Germany). Extensive national and international academic teaching experience. Open for any new activities in Vietnam.

Areas of expertise

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European law  (in particular EU internal market law, European Constitution, fundamental rights, foundations of European Union law, the EU in the general theory of state)

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Constitutional law  (in particular fundamental rights, constitutional review, constitutional problems of supranational integration)

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Administrative law

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Comparison of laws  (in the field of public law)

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Legal terminology and multilingual communication in European and public law

Significant professional experience

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2012 - 2014: Lecturer of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) at the Hanoi Law University, Hanoi, Vietnam

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2012: Interim Professor [Lehrstuhlvertreter] at the University of Cologne

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2006 - 2010: DAAD Lecturer at the University of Latvia, contributing to the activities of the Baltisch-Deutsches Hochschulkontor; from 2008 also Visiting Lecturer at the Riga Graduate School of Law

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2001 - 2005: Senior Lecturer at the University of Göttingen; Visiting Professor at the Universities of Bonn (2002/02) and Greifswald (2002/03); lectures at the EuroFaculty Kaliningrad, the Academy of European Public Law (Spetses, Greece) and the Deutsche Rechtsschule (Budapest)

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1992 - 2001: Post-doc Researcher and Assistant Professor [Akademischer Rat, Wissenschaftlicher Assistent] at the University of Göttingen

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1986 - 1989: Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Göttingen

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2005/06, 2010 - 2012: No employment (stay-at-home father for my son Bertrand and my daughter Florence enabling my wife Dr. Irene Kesper to pursue her work)

Education

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1992 - 2001: Post-doctoral studies at the University of Göttingen. 2001 habilitation (qualification to teach at professorial level) in the fields of public law (including European law) and comparison of laws

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1989 - 1992: Legal traineeship [Rechtsreferendariat] in Saarbrücken with stages in Napier (New Zealand) and Brussels

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1986 - 1989: Doctoral studies at the University of Göttingen

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1985/86: Language, cultural and legal studies in Granada (Spain) and Aix-en-Provence (France)

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1979 - 1985: Legal studies at the University of Göttingen

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1966 - 1979: School days in Hameln  (the town of the Pied Piper legend)

Main publications [see also list of publications]

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Integration in der Supranationalen Union. Das europäische Organisationsmodell einer prozeßhaften georegionalen Integration und seine rechtlichen und staatstheoretischen Implikationen, 2001 (habilitation thesis)  [Integration in the Surpanational Union. The European model of organisation for process-oriented, geo-regional integration, and its concomitant legal and theoretical implications]

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Rechtsstaat und Grundrechtsschutz im französischen Polizeirecht, 1989 (doctoral thesis)  [The rule of law and the protection of fundamental rights in French police law]

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Kāzusi un mācību materiāli Eiropas Savienības tiesībās. Kāzusi un to risinājumi, tiesu prakses pārskats, vispārīgi mācību materiāli par Eiropas Savienības tiesībām un mācību materiāli par Eiropas iekšējā tirgus tiesībām, Riga 2010  [Cases and materials on European Union law, translated into Latvian by Kaspars Gailītis, Jūlija Kolomijceva, Kristīna Krasta, Ieva Vanaga un Līga Ziediņa]

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Editor and co-author: Basic vocabulary of European Union law / Grundwortschatz Europarecht / Eiropas tiesību pamattermini, 1st edition 2009, 2nd edition 2010 [English-German-Latvian legal dictionary]

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Jurisprudence on European integration / Rechtsprechung zur europäischen Integration. An internet compendium on important decisions of the European Court of Justice and the constitutional courts of the member states / Ein Internet-Kompendium zu wichtigen Entscheidungen des Europäischen Gerichtshofes und der Verfassungsgerichte der Mitgliedstaaten, bilingual, last update: 2012

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Die Grundrechtecharta als Teil der Verfassung der Europäischen Union, in: Europarecht 2004, 691

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Das europäische Volk und seine Rolle bei einer Verfassunggebung in der Europäischen Union, in: Europarecht 2003, 217 = Le peuple européen et son rôle lors d'un acte constituant dans l'Union européenne, in: Revue du droit public et de la science politique en France et à l'étrangrer 2003, 1709

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Die EU-Grundrechtecharta aus grundrechtsdogmatischer und grundrechtstheoretischer Sicht, in: Juristenzeitung 2001, 833

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Chronik der Rechtsprechung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts (chronicle of the jurisprudence of the German Federal Constitutional Court, series of articles), European Review of Public Law / Revue Européenne de Droit Public 1995 - 2001

Memberships

Societas Iuris Publici Europaei (association of European constitutionalists); Vereinigung der Deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer (association of German constitutionalists), Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung (German association for comparative law), Deutscher Hochschulverband (German Association of University Professors and Lecturers), Deutsch-lettische Juristen-Vereinigung (German-Latvian lawyers' association).

 

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