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Dr. Josef Christ

Justice of the First Senate

Born in Langenargen (Lake Constance District) in 1956

Married, two children

1977-1981Degree in administrative sciences (Diplom-Verwaltungswirt) at Kehl University of Public Administration (Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung, Kehl)
1982-1986Legal studies at the Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
1986First State Examination in Law
1989Dr. iur. (Heidelberg); doctoral thesis: Raumordnungsziele und Zulässigkeit privater Vorhaben – Bindungswirkung nach der Raumordnungsklausel des § 35 Abs. 3 Satz 3 BauGB (Regional planning objectives and admissibility of private projects – binding effect pursuant to the provision on regional planning under § 35(3) third sentence of the Federal Building Code – BauGB); supervisor: Professor Dr. Schmidt-Aßmann
1990Second State Examination in Law
1990-1993Judge at the Karlsruhe Administrative Court (Verwaltungsgericht)
1993-1995Seconded to the Federal Chancellery in Bonn
1996-1999Seconded to the Federal Constitutional Court – Judicial clerk
1999-2000Seconded to the Baden-Württemberg Higher Administrative Court (Verwaltungsgerichtshof) in Mannheim
2001Was appointed judge at the Baden-Württemberg Higher Administrative Court in Mannheim
2001-2002Seconded to the Federal Constitutional Court – Judicial clerk
2002-2007Judge at the Baden-Württemberg Higher Administrative Court
2007-2008Seconded to the Ministry of the Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg
2008-2014Judge at the 9. Revisionssenat (Ninth Senate deciding on appeals on points of law) of the Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht), with jurisdiction for the law of public streets and roads, land development law, the law of municipal charges and land consolidation law
2014-2017Vice-President of the Federal Administrative Court and Presiding Judge of the 8. Revisionssenat (Eighth Senate deciding on appeals on points of law – with jurisdiction for the law concerning the management of property issues, economic administrative law and financial services law)
since Dezember 2017Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court