Alexander Proelß

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Alexander Proelß (born  September 9, 1973 in Bremen ) is a German lawyer . He has been Professor of Public Law, in particular Maritime Law, at the University of Hamburg since October 2018 .


Alexander Proelß studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen from 1995 to 2000 , and passed the first state examination in law in June 2000 . He then worked as a research assistant at the chair of Wolfgang Graf Vitzthum at the University of Tübingen until 2004, and during this time he completed his legal clerkship from 2002 to 2004 and the second state examination in October 2004.

In February 2003 he did his doctorate in Tübingen with a thesis on marine protection in international and European law . From December 2004 to August 2007 he worked as a research assistant at the chair of Wolfgang Graf Vitzthum , during which time he was seconded to the Federal Constitutional Court from November 2005 to December 2006 as a research assistant to judge Udo Di Fabio . In May 2007 he was appointed to a professorship for public law with a focus on maritime law at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel , which was created within the framework of the Kiel Cluster of ExcellenceThe Future Ocean ” at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law .

Proelß obtained his habilitation at the University of Tübingen in February 2010 . In the 2010/2011 winter semester he switched to the chair for public law, in particular international law and European law, at the University of Trier , and at the beginning of 2011 he also became co-director of the Institute for Environmental and Technology Law (IUTR) there. Alexander Proelß is also a member of the legal student association Phi Delta Phi and advisory board of the journal Jura Studium & Examen (JSE).

In the 2018/2019 winter semester, Proelß switched to the chair of international law at the University of Hamburg .

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