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Prof. Dr. Schneier


Personal details   Portrait Prof. Schneider
  • Born 1966 in Hameln
  • Married, two children
  • 1983-1988: Studied Law and Economics at the Universities of Marburg and Freiburg
  • 1988: First State Examination in Law
  • 1990: awarded a Doctorate by the University of Freiburg (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wahl)
  • 1990-1993: Legal Apprenticeship (Referendariat) in Hamburg, San Francisco and Bonn
  • 1993: Second State Examination in Law
  • 1998/1999: Post-doctoral thesis (Habilitation) at the University of Hamburg; awarded the venia legendi in Constitutional, Administrative and European law as well as in Administrative Science (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hoffmann- Riem, judge at the Bundesverfassungsgericht (German Federal Constitutional Court))
Academic Positions
  • 1988-1990: Research assistant, Institute of Public Law, University of Freiburg, led by Prof. Dr. Bullinger
  • 1993-2000: Research Fellow, Research Centre for Environmental Law, University of Hamburg
  • 1996-2000: Executive Director, Centre for Research in Law and Innovation (CERI),  University of Hamburg, led by Prof. Dr. Hoffmann-Riem
  • 1999: Associate Professor (Privatdozent), the University of Hamburg
  • 1999/2000: Offers of a Professorship in Public Law by the University of Bielefeld, a Professorship of Public Law and Administrative Science by the University of Erfurt and a Professorship by the University of Osnabrück
  • 2000-2010: Professor of German and European Administrative Law (including law of energy and communication) (2000-2003: Professor of Public Law, specialisation in Public Economic Law)
  • 2003-2010: Director, European Legal Studies Institute, University of Osnabrück – Department of European Public and Comparative Law
  • 2009: Offer of a Professorship in Administrative Science by the German University of Administrative Science, Speyer and a Professorship in Public Law( including Law of Information) by the University of Freiburg
  • Since 2010: Professor of Public Law (including European Administrative, Information and Infrastructure law; Director, Department 2 (Public Law), Institute of Media and Information Law, University of Freiburg
Guest professorships etc.
  • Sept. 2016: Guest Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Sao Paolo
  • Oct. 2014: Guest Professor, Columbia Law School (New York)
  • Oct. 2005: Konrad Adenauer Guest Professor, Andrássy University Budapest
  • Summer term 2004: Visiting Research Fellow, Brasenose College and Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford
Positions in academic autonomous administration
  • Since 2012: Legal Advisor to the Rector, University of Freiburg
  • Since 2011: Speaker, Public Law Section, University of Freiburg
  • 2011-2012: Member, Subcommittee of the Senate Commission for Academic Affairs, University of Freiburg
  • 2004-2010: Senate Member, University of Osnabrück
  • 2003-2010: Speaker, Public Law Section, University of Osnabrück
  • 2002-2003: Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Osnabrück (2003-2005: Deputy Dean)
Academic Associations & Institutions  
  • Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association (1997-2004)
  • German-British Jurists’ Association (since 1998) [homepage]
  • Association for Professors in German Constitutional Law (since 1999) [homepage]
  • German Section of the International Institute of Administrative Science (since 1999) [homepage]
  • German national committee of comparative law (since 1999) [homepage]
  • Fellow of the Centre for Research in Law and Innovation (CERI) at the faculty of law of the University of Hamburg (since 2000) [homepage]
  • External member of the committee ‘Law and Technology' of the Academic Association of Braunschweig (2000-2004) [homepage]
  • Editorial Board of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (2001-2004)
  • Working group ‘Reformation of the legal education’, set up by the ministry of justice of Lower Saxony (2001-2003)
  • Societas Iuris Publici Europaei (since 2004) [homepage]
  • Member of the advisory body of the Protestant Students’ Community of Osnabrück (2006-2010; chairman of the advisory body between 2006 and 2009) [homepage]
  • Board member of the Judicial Association Osnabrück-Emsland (2006-2010) [homepage]
  • Honorary Fellow of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Studies at the University of Osnabrück (since 2010) [homepage]
  • 2010-2012: Member of the Association for a European Law Institute (ELIA)
  • since 2012: Fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI) [homepage]