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Institute for International Law and Comparative Constitutional Law Prof. Dr. Johannes Reich

Curriculum Vitae

I . Professional Experience

  • as of 1 April 2018
    Professor of Public Law, Environmental Law, and Energy Law at University of Zürich Faculty of Law
  • 1 August 2017– 31 March 2018
    Assistant Professor with tenure track of Public Law, Environmental Law, and Energy Law at University of Zurich Faculty of Law
  • 1 June 2013 – 31 December 2013
    Academic Visitor, Oxford University, Faculty of Law (host: Professor Paul Craig)
  • 1 April 2012 – 31 July 2017
    Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, University of Zurich (ad interim from 1 February to 1 March 2012)
  • 1 September 2009 – 31 January 2012
    Associate with a major Swiss corporate law firm 
  • Spring semester 2011
    Mandated Instructor in Public Law, University of Zurich
  • 1 October 2007 – 15 June 2008
    Research Assistant to The Hon. Aharon Barak, President (retired) of the Supreme Court of Israel, Visiting Professor of Law and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Senior Fellow, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, USA
  • 21 October 2006 – 30 June 2007
    Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany  
  • 18 April 2005 – 30 September 2006
    Research and Teaching Assistant to Professor Dr René Rhinow, Full Professor of Public Law, University of Basel 
  • 1 April 2003 – 30 April 2004
    Law Clerk, District Court of Horgen (Canton of Zurich, Switzerland)  
  • 11 January 2003 – 31 March 2003
    Research Assistant to Professor Dr iur Dr rer pol hc Daniel Thürer, LL.M., Full Professor of International Law, European Law, Public Law, and Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Zurich

II. Education

  • 18 December 2017
    Habilitation at the University of Zurich; venia legendi (authority to teach) with regard to «Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Administrative Law, and Public International Law»
  • 29 October 2009
    PhD (doctoral degree) summa cum laude, University of Basel Faculty of Law
  • 25 August 2007 – 24 July 2008
    LL.M. (Master of Laws), Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, USA
  • 6 April 2005
    Admission to the Zurich Bar (licensed and admitted to practice as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law at all Swiss courts), Court of Appeal of the Canton of Zurich
  • 1 October 1996 – 11 December 2002
    Licentiatus iuris (lic iur) magna cum laude, University of Zurich Faculty of Law
  • Primary, secondary and high school in Marthalen and Winterthur, Baccalaureate (Matura) Typus E (economic and social sciences), Cantonal School Büelrain, Winterthur, Switzerland

III. Grants 

  • 15 December 2011 
    National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation for the Promotion of Scientific Research, Fellowship for Advanced Researchers, granted for the project «Norm Setting by Independent Regulatory Agencies» for the maximum statutory period of 36 months with confirmed research stays at the Institute de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Professor Gérard Marcou), University of Oxford, Faculty of Law (Professor Paul Craig) and Harvard Law School (Professor Mark Tushnet)
  • 7 July 2011
    Prof Walther Hug Award, Professor Walter Hug Foundation, St. Gallen, awared for the PhD thesis (dissertation) «The Principle of Economic Freedom. Evolution and Legal Doctrine of Article 94 Sections 1 and 4 of the Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation of 18 April 1999» («Grundsatz der Wirtschaftsfreiheit. Evolution und Dogmatik von Art. 94 Abs. 1 und 4 der Bundesverfassung der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft vom 18. April 1999») as one of the best dissertations in law submitted to Swiss universities
  • 15 May 2006 
    Janggen-Pöhn-Foundation, St. Gallen, Fellowship 
  • 5 July 2006
    University of Basel, Office of Career Advancement, Subcommission Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowships, Fellowship for Prospective Researchers
  • 19 April 1999
    Extended Executive Board of the University of Zurich, Semester Award for the term paper „Human Rights of the Third Generation – a Convincing Theory?“