Ulrich Ramsauer

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Ulrich Ramsauer (born March 11, 1948 in Oldenburg ) is a German lawyer . From 1981 to 2013 he held the chair for administrative studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg and from 2008 to 2013 he was presiding judge at the Hamburg Higher Administrative Court .


Ramsauer studied law at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and the University of Hamburg . In Tübingen he became a member of the AV Igel student association in the winter semester of 1966/67 . From 1976 and from 1989 he was a judge at the Hamburg Administrative Court . In 1980 he was awarded a PhD with a thesis on the actual impairment of property. iur. PhD. From 1981 to 2013 he was a professor with half a teaching load at the University of Hamburg. From 1986 to 1989 he was a judge at the Hamburg Higher Administrative Court. From June 2008 to 2013 he was presiding judge in the 5th Senate.

Ramsauer is a member of the board of directors of the Environmental Law Research Center at the University of Hamburg and, since 2005, has been the managing director of the Administration Department . Until 2005 he was a member of the Hamburg Constitutional Court . He is also a member of the Advisory Board on Administrative Procedure Law at the Federal Ministry of the Interior and for several years was chairman of the Advisory Board for Educational Support at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research . He is co-editor and editor of the journal for public law in Northern Germany and chairman of the Association of Hamburg Administrative Judges.

Ramsauer's main research areas are constitutional and administrative law, building and planning law , nature conservation law , administrative procedural law and mediation, as well as administrative sciences.

Ramsauer has the seventh edition of the commentator of Ferdinand O. Kopp justified standard commentary to the Administrative Procedure Act . Already in the seventh edition the book Assessorprüfung in Public Law is published .

In 2011 he received the Emil von Sauer Prize awarded by the Hamburg Lawyers' Association .

Immediately after his retirement, Ramsauer switched to the national law firm Görg on October 1, 2013 as a so-called of-counsel and lawyer for environmental law.

Research projects and areas

  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Construction and planning law, nature conservation law
  • Administrative procedural law, mediation
  • Administration

Publications (selection)

  • The de facto impairment of property in 1980
  • Kopp / Ramsauer: VwVfG, Commentary on the Administrative Procedure Act. 16th edition 2015
  • Hamburg Laws, loose-leaf collection, updated twice a year
  • The assessor examination in public law, 7th edition, 2010
  • General environmental administrative law, in: Koch (Ed.), Environmental Law, 4th edition 2014
  • Commentary on Art. 19 Para. 4, Art. 80-82 GG, in: Alternative Commentary on the Basic Law, as of 2002
  • with Veith Mehde and Margrit Seckelmann (eds.): State, Administration, Information. Festschrift for Hans Peter Bull on his 75th birthday (Public Law Writings (SÖR), Volume 1195), Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-428-13448-9
  • Ramsauer / Stallbaum, Commentary on BAföG 5th edition 2014
  • On the density of controls in the administrative process in: Heckmann (Ed.): Modernization of Justice and Administration - Commemorative publication for Ferdinand O. Kopp, 2007. P. 71 ff.
  • Legal protection through comprehensible controls, in: Festschrift zum 50. BVerwG, 2005, 699 ff.
  • The removal of unlawfully constructed structures, NordÖR 2006, 282 ff.
  • Environmental problems in airport planning - procedural issues, NVwZ 2004, 1041 ff.
  • Planning approval without consideration ?, NVwZ 2008, 944 ff.
  • Use of fracking technology, especially from the point of view of water protection (with H. Wendt), NVwZ 2014, 1401 ff.
  • The dogmatics of subjective public rights, JuS 2012, 769 ff.
  • Mediation in administrative law (with B. Holznagel), in: Fritjoft Haft and Katharina Gräfin von Schlieffen (eds.), Handbook of Mediation, 3rd edition, 2016 - ISBN 978-3-406-57398-9

Individual evidence

  1. Archived copy ( Memento from February 6, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  2. https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/kommunales/article108029417/Emil-von-Sauer-Preis-an-Richter-Ulrich-Ramsauer-verliehen.html

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