Justices - President Prof. Dr. Vosskuhle

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Voßkuhle

- Born in Detmold in 1963
- Married

Prof. Dr.Andreas Voßkuhle


Studied Law at the University of Bayreuth and at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich


First State Examination in Law


Dr. iur. (Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität Munich); received the Faculty Award for his doctoral thesis on the subject: "Rechtsschutz gegen den Richter: zur Integration der Dritten Gewalt in das verfassungsrechtliche Kontrollsystem vor dem Hintergrund des Art. 19 Abs. 4 GG" (Legal protection against the judge: On the integration of the judiciary in the system of constitutional control against the background of Article 19.4 of the Basic Law)


Second State Examination in Law


Senior research assistant at the Chair of Public Law, Administrative Law Concerning Trade and Industry and Environmental Law of Prof. Dr. Reiner Schmidt, Augsburg


Desk officer at the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior


Habilitation at the University of Augsburg; Subject of the thesis: "Das Kompensationsprinzip: Grundlagen einer prospektiven Ausgleichsordnung für die Folgen privater Freiheitsbetätigung - zur Flexibilisierung des Verwaltungsrechts am Beispiel des Umwelt- und Planungsrechts" (The principle of compensation: Outline of a prospective system of compensation for the consequences of the private exercise of freedom - The flexibilisation of administrative law exemplified by environmental and regional planning law). Venia legendi for the subjects Public Law, Administrative Sciences and Legal Theory.


Appointed University professor at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Director of the Institut für Staatswissenschaft und Rechtsphilosophie


Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Law


Declined the offer of a professorship at the University of Hamburg


Dean of the Faculty of Law


Member of the University Council


Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin

Since 2007

Full member of the Social Sciences Class of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

July 2007

Elected Rector of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg; took office in April 2008

May 2008

Vice-President of the Federal Constitutional Court, Chairperson of the Second Senate

Since March 2010

President of the Federal Constitutional Court, Chairperson of the Second Senate