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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Britz

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Gabriele Britz

Justice of the First Senate

Born in Jugenheim an der Bergstraße in 1968


1987-1992Studied Law in Frankfurt am Main
1992First State Examination in Law
1992-1994Junior researcher at the Chair of Public Law, Environmental Law and Administrative Science of Prof. Dr. Rudolf Steinberg, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
1993Dr. jur., Frankfurt am Main
Doctoral thesis: Die Bedeutung des Europäischen Gemeinschaftsrechts für die örtliche Energieversorgung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung kommunaler Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten (The significance of European Community Law for local energy supply, with special emphasis on the conceptual input at local government level).
Was honoured with the Baker & McKenzie Award 1994 for doctoral and professorial theses in commercial law (university award)
1994Visiting Scholar, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1997Second State Examination in Law
1997-2000Habilitation scholarship of the Land Hesse
1999Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School
2000Habilitation, Frankfurt am Main
Professorial thesis: Kulturelle Rechte und Verfassung (Cultural rights and constitution).
Was awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize in 2001 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
2000-2001Deputised for holders of chairs at the universities of Jena and Bielefeld
since 2001Professor of Public Law and European Law, Justus Liebig University Gießen
2001-2002Member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
2003-2009Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung), University of Bielefeld
2004-2006Dean of Academic Affairs, Faculty of Law, Gießen
2008-2011Member of the Review Board Jurisprudence, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2009-2010Dean of the Faculty of Law, Gießen
since February 2011Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court