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Prof. Dr. Michaela Hailbronner. LL.M. (Yale)

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Chair of Public Law and Human Rights

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Michaela Hailbronner is a Professor of Public Law and Human Rights at the University of Giessen. Michaela completed two German law degrees at the University of Freiburg and the Kammergericht of Berlin before doing an LL.M. and a J.S.D. (doctorate) at Yale Law School (LL.M. 2010 and J.S.D. 2013). Previously, she worked at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (Germany), the University of Pretoria (South Africa), as a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and as a Senior Fellow at the University of Münster (Germany).

Her analysis of German constitutionalism against a broader comparative background appeared in a paper that won the I.CON Inaugural Best Paper Award 2014 and in her first book Traditions and Transformations: The Rise of German Constitutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2015). Her more recent work has been in the field of comparative constitutional law and human rights, appearing inter alia in the American Journal of Comparative Law and the University of Toronto Law Journal. She is currently working on a new book project examining judicial responses to institutional failure in a range of domestic and international legal systems.