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Prof. Dr. Christine Langenfeld

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Christine Langenfeld

Justice of the Second Senate

Born in Luxembourg in 1962

Married, one child

1962Born in Luxembourg
1980-1986Legal studies in Trier, Mainz and Dijon (France)
1986First State Examination in Law (Mainz)
1986-1987 Junior researcher at the Chair of Public Law and European Union Law of Prof. Dr. Eckart Klein, University of Mainz
1987-1988Doctoral scholarship granted by the postgraduate scholarship programme of the Land Rhineland-Palatinate
1989 Dr. iur., University of Mainz
Doctoral thesis: Die Gleichbehandlung von Mann und Frau im Europäischen Gemeinschaftsrecht (Equal treatment of men and women in European Community law)
1988-1991Legal traineeship
1991Second State Examination in Law
1991 Senior research fellow at the Chair of Public Law, European Union Law and International Law of Prof. Dr. Dr. Georg Ress, Saarland University
1991-1997Senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
1997-2000 Habilitation scholarship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
2000Habilitation in German and Foreign Public Law, European Union Law and International Law at Saarland University
Professorial thesis: Integration und kulturelle Identität zugewanderter Minderheiten - eine Untersuchung am Beispiel des allgemeinen Schulwesens in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Integration and cultural identity of immigrant minorities – a study focusing on the German school education system), awarded the Augsburg Academic Prize for Intercultural Studies
since 2000Professor of Public Law and Director of the Department for Constitutional and Administrative Law Concerning Cultural Issues of the Institute of Public Law, Georg-August University Göttingen (since 2006)
2006-2007, 2015-2016Acting Director of the Institute of Public Law, Georg-August University Göttingen
2008-2010Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen
2011-2012Associate Fellow of the Lichtenberg-Kolleg (Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities & Social Sciences), University of Göttingen
November 2011Declined a professorship at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2012-2016Chairperson of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration
since March 2012Director of the Department of Constitutional Law at the Institute of Public Law, University of Göttingen
since 2014Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, University of Vienna
2015-2016Member of the University Council, University of Konstanz
since July 2016 Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court