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Christoph Krenn

Mag. iur., Senior Research Fellow

krenn@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

European Union constitutional law; procedural and organizational law in courts; sociological and normative theories of procedural legitimacy; European fundamental rights and freedoms (ECJ and ECtHR); law of the EU internal market; comparative constitutional adjudication

Academic Career:

Since February 2017: Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

2011 - 2017: Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law; dissertation project supervised by Armin von Bogdandy entitled "Legitimacy in the Making. The Procedural and Organizational Law of the European Court of Justice"

March - April 2015: Visiting Researcher: Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (CESSP), University Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne (with Prof. Antoine Vauchez)

July 2013: Academy of European Law Summer School on the Law of the European Union, EUI, Florence

June 2013: Introduction to Empirical Legal Studies Summer School (Applied Econometrics), Mannheim University

March 2011 – September 2011: Internship at the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Chambers of Judge Koen Lenaerts und Advocate General Juliane Kokott

2009/2010: Studies at the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris

2006-2011: Studies in Law at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz (research assistant at the Institute of International Law and International Relations, Prof. Kirsten Schmalenbach, and at the Institute for Civil Law, Foreign and International Private Law, Prof. Brigitta Lurger)

Publications

Recent

Presentations

05 Jul 2017

The ECJ during the Eurozone Crisis - A Conflict-Theoretical Approach (with Anuscheh Farahat)

I.CON-S Annual Conference, "Courts, Power, and Public Law"

Copenhagen

27 Oct 2015

The ECJ's Procedural Law - Genesis, Achievements and Deficiencies in Comparative Perspective

Presentation at the Max Planck Institute's Academic Advisory Board Meeting

Heidelberg

17 Oct 2015

The CJEU under European Parliament's Budgetary Scrutiny

Workshop: Politics of Judicial Accountability and Independence

Charles University, Prague

24 Mar 2015

Reconstructing the procedural law of the CJEU - For an interdisciplinary research agenda

Workshop

Université Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne

31 May 2014

Legitimacy Through Independence in the CJEU. A Story of Rise, Success and Decline

Politics of Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability

Masaryk University Faculty of Law, Brno, Czech Republic

11 Feb 2014

Following Strasbourg's Lead? Reconstructing the varying use of margin of appreciation methodology in the ECtHR and the CJEU

Seminar "A Future for the Margin of Appreciation in International Law?" organised under the auspices of PluriCourts and the Centre Franco-Norvégien en sciences sociales et humaines

Paris

06 Dec 2013

Comment on Martin Russell Varga's paper "Juristische Dogmatik als Mittel der Herrschaft und Herrschaftslegitimation"

Frankfurter Nachwuchskonferenz "Praktiken der Kritik"

Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main

20 Jul 2012

Der Modus der Fortschreibung des Unionsrechts - deliberative Potentiale und kerneuropäische Modelle

Workshop "Die Fortentwicklung der Europäischen Union im Lichte der Diskurstheorie" (The further development of the European Union in light of a discourse theory of law) with Prof. Jürgen Habermas

Max Planck Institute Heidelberg

08 Nov 2013

Comment on Ingo Venzkes Text: Between Power and Persuasion: On International Institutions’ Autority in Making Law

4th AUSTAT (Authority beyond states) International Workshop

Max Planck Institute Heidelberg

12 Feb 2013

Recht, Rechtsstaat und Konstitutionalisierung jenseits des Staates

2nd Max Planck Masterclass with Prof. Jürgen Habermas

Max Planck Institute Heidelberg

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

I.CON-S Annual Conference: "Courts, Power, and Public Law", Copenhagen, 05.07.2017 - 07.07.2017

Workshop "Politics of Judicial Accountability and Independence", Charles University, Prague, 16.10.2015 - 17.10.2015

CNRS Summer School: Political constructions of Europe - New historical and sociological approaches, Andé, France, 09.06.2015 - 12.06.2015

Workshop: "In whose name? A public law theory of international adjudication", Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, Luxembourg, 29.04.2015 - 30.04.2015

Conference Politics of Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability, Masaryk University Faculty of Law, Brno, Czech Republic, 31.05.2014 - 01.06.2014

Max Planck Masterclass in International Law "Critical Studies of International Law", Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 30.04.2015 - 02.05.2014

Assistententagung Öffentliches Recht 2014 (General Meeting of junior researchers in public law): L'État c'est quoi? Staatsgewalt im Wandel, Graz (Austria), 12.02.2014 - 15.02.2014

International Graduate Conference "Practices of Critique", Cluster of Excellence "Normative Orders", Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M., Frankfurt a.M, 05.12.2013 - 07.12.2013

Selecting Europe's Judges. A critical appraisal of appointment processes to the European courts, College of Europe, Bruges, 04.11.2013

Workshop: "International Public Authority - Part 3+", Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 25.10.2013

Common Market Law Review 50th anniversary jubilee conference: "Current challenges for EU law - New views, new inspirations, Noordwijk, NL

Conference: Proportionality in Theory and Practice: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, 14.06.2012 - 15.06.2012

Assistentagung Öffentliches Recht 2013 (General Meeting of junior researchers in public law): "Das letzte Wort" (The final say), Bern, CH

Honours

High Potential Award, University of Graz, 2011

Bruno Kreisky Scholarship, 2011

Memberships

Since 2016: Member and co-organizer of the Working Group "Structural Transformation of Conflict Management in Europe"

Since 2017: Member of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)

Miscellaneous

Peer Reviewer for the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law

Constitutional Expert for the European Court of Justice in David Kosař's ERC Project The Rise of Judicial Self-Government: Changing the Architecture of Separation of Powers without an Architect

Coordinator EU law research at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law