|Professional Background ||1975-1983: Senior Research Assistant, Institute of International Law, University of Kiel.|
1983: Post-doctoral thesis entitled: "Theory of Human Rights Standards", published in 1986; Honours in Public and International Law
1983-1986: Professor of Public and International Law, University of Mainz.
1986: Professor and Chair of Public and International Law, University of Marburg; Director of the Institute of Public Law and of the Department of International Law, Marburg.
1989/90: Dean of the Faculty.
1993-present: Chair of German and Comparative Public Law, European and International Law, University of Mannheim.
1989-present: Director of Studies for International Law and European Law, Examiner for Foreign Service Entrance, Foreign Office, Bonn/Berlin.
1993-present: Visiting Professor, University of Kingston/ London
1993-present: Committee Member and Chairman, Section Comparative Public Law, German Association of Comparative Law.
2001-present: Council Member, International Association of Comparative Constitutional Law
1993-1999: Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the German Red Cross.
1997-2001: Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Mannheim.
1997-present: Managing Director, Institute for Inland Navigation Law, Mannnheim University.
1998-present: Co-Director, Institute for Medical Law, Public Health and Bioethics of the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim.
2001-present: Member of Advisory Council, German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin
1995-present: Member of Scientific Advisory Council, Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Bonn
1995-present: Member of the German UNESCO Commission
|Educational Background||1963-1967: Studies in Law and Theology, King's College, London.|
1967: LL.B. Honours, Associate of King's College (A.K.C.) (Theology).
1967-1971: Studies in Law and First State Examination, University of Kiel.
1972-1973: Lecturer in German Law, University of Surrey, and Assistant in Comparative Law and Jurisprudence, King's College, London.
1974: Dr. iuris (Kiel), summa cum laude. State Prize for thesis: "Control of administration in English administrative law", 1975; published, 1976.
1975: Second State Examination in Laws, Hamburg.