Prof. Dr. Johannes Masing
Johannes Masing has been a professor of constitutional law at the University of Freiburg since 2007 and was appointed as a judge to the German Constitutional Court in April 2008.
Masing was born in 1959 in Wiesbaden. After one year of studying French at Grenoble University in 1979 Masing came to Freiburg im Breisgau where he studied law, philosophy and piano. He graduated in law with the first state examination in 1985 and completed the second examination in 1989. He additionally received his Artist Diploma in piano in 1986.
From 1992 till 1996 Masing worked as an academic assistant for Judge Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde at the German Constitutional Court before he received his doctorate in 1996 and habilitation in 1997 from the University of Freiburg.
After teaching at the University of Bielefeld and the University of Heidelberg, Masing joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Augsburg as a Professor in 1998 where he taught constitutional and administrative law.
During the following years he was a visiting professor and did several research projects at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Abor, the University of Krakow in Poland, the University of Lyon 3 (Jean Moulin), the University of Pairs 2 (Panthéon-Assas) and at the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). Together with Prof. Jouanjan (Strasbourg) he founded and led the German-French research group for public law in 2001/2002. Masing worked in several other academic groups, many with French and Polish scholars. In 2007 he received the German-French Gay-Lussac-Humboldt-Prize for his research work as well as the promotion prize of the Daimler Financial Services AG.
From September to October 2013 Masing was visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (USA).