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Prof. Dr. Johannes Masing

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Johannes Masing

Justice of the First Senate

Born in Wiesbaden in 1959

Married, two children

1979Studied French at the University of Grenoble, France
1979-1986Studied law and philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and piano at the State Universities of Music in Freiburg (Music teacher diploma) and Stuttgart (Artistic final exam)
1985First State Examination in Law
1989Second State Examination in Law
1992-1996Judicial clerk to Justice Wolfgang Böckenförde at the Federal Constitutional Court
1996Dr. jur. (Freiburg)
Doctoral thesis: "Die Mobilisierung des Bürgers für die Durchsetzung des Rechts" (Mobilising the citizen for the enforcement of law)
1997Habilitation (Freiburg)
Professorial thesis: "Parlamentarische Untersuchungen privater Sachverhalte: Art. 44 GG als staatsgerichtetes Kontrollrecht" (Parliamentary investigations on private facts and circumstances: Article 44 of the Basic Law as a right to control public power)
1997-1998Deputy chair at the universities of Bielefeld and Heidelberg
1998-2007Full Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Augsburg (Chair for Constitutional and Administrative Law)
2002Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, USA
2006Research sabbatical in Paris
since 2007Full professor at the Faculty of Law of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Chair of Public Law)
2008Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Prize for Franco-German Research Cooperation Visiting professor at the universities Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), Lyon III (Jean Moulin) and Krakow (Jagiellonian University)
since April 2008Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court