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Matthias Schmidt

Research Fellow

mschmidt@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Law of the European Union, in particular European Constitutional Law; The Rule of Law and Systemic Deficiencies in European Union Law; Comparative Public Law

Academic Career:

Since 02/2016 Member of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Goethe University Frankfurt
09/2015–12/2015 Visiting Doctoral Student, Sciences Po Law School, Paris
Since 10/2013 Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, supervised by Armin von Bogdandy
2013

First German State Exam in Law, Freiburg im Breisgau,

Specialisation in European Union Law, International Public Law, International Private Law

2011 Participant in a summer programme in Comparative Politics at Georgetown University, Washington DC
2010 Studies continued at the University of Freiburg
2009 Start of additional studies in Political Science and English and American Studies
2009-2010

Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, for Projects led by Armin von Bogdandy and Prof. Russell Miller, Washington and Lee University School of Law, USA

2008-2010 Additional university qualification in US Constitutional Law and Private Law
2008

Start of legal studies  at Heidelberg University;

Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation

 

Participation in Projects at the Institute:

 

Since 2013: Participation in the Project "Protecting EU Values in the Rule of Law Crisis"

Since 2013: Member of the Editorial Team of the Handbook of Public Law in Europe – Ius Publicum Europaeum (multiple volumes, Oxford University Press, in preparation)

Since 2009: Editorial work for the Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum (in German, multiple volumes, C. F. Müller, Heidelberg)

 

Translations:

From English into German:

Peter E. Quint, “Der Einfluss des Supreme Court der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika auf die Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Europa”, in Armin von Bogdandy/Christoph Grabenwarter/Peter M. Huber (eds.), Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum, Band VI, Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Europa: Institutionen, C. F. Müller, Heidelberg, 2016, pp. 795-851

Jo Eric Khushal Murkens, “Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit im Vereinigten Königreich”, in Armin von Bogdandy/Christoph Grabenwarter/Peter M. Huber (Hrsg.), Handbuch Ius Publicum Europaeum, Band VI, Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Europa: Institutionen, C. F. Müller, Heidelberg, 2016, pp. 853-908

Armin von Bogdandy/Michael Ioannidis, “Das systemische Defizit. Merkmale, Instrumente und Probleme am Beispiel der Rechtsstaatlichkeit und des neuen Rechtsstaatlichkeitsaufsichtsverfahrens”, in Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (ZaöRV), 2 (2014) 74, pp. 283-328

From German into English:

Armin von Bogdandy, “National legal scholarship in the European legal area – A manifesto”, International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON), 10 (2012) 3, pp. 614-626

Teaching

WS 2017/2018, 24/10/2017

"EU Fundamental Rights" - Article 7 TEU and the EU‘s “Rule of Law Crisis“

University of Mannheim

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

14/09/2017
"General and Persistent" Infringements and the Options for the European Commission to pursue Systemic Threats to the Rule of Law under Art. 258 TFEU
 
Conference of the Institute, entitled: "Protecting European Union Values: Breaches of Article 2 TEU and their Consequences", with participation, inter alia, of representatives of the European Commission and the Council of Europe, hosted jointly, as co-organiser, with the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, Warsaw
 
 
This conference is part of the Institute project "Protecting EU Values in the Rule of Law Crisis"
 
29/07/2017
Mind the “GAP” – An assessment of the European Commission’s options to pursue systemic threats to the rule of law under Article 258 TFEU
 
Conference of the Institute, entitled: "Protecting and Advancing the Rule of Law in Europe",  hosted jointly, as co-organiser, with the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg
 
This conference is part of the Institute project "Protecting EU Values in the Rule of Law Crisis"
 

19/11/2015

“Qu’est-ce que l’état d’urgence? Ses origines, ses conséquences, ses limites” – Doctoral Seminar, Sciences Po Law School, Paris

 

01/10/2015

“‘A Union based on the Rule of Law’– Systemic deficiencies in the Rule of Law and the new supervisory regime in European Constitutional Law to counteract them” – Doctoral Seminar, Sciences Po Law School, Paris

 

06/05/2015

Panel Chair during the Max Planck Masterclass 2015 with Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet – Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

 

03/10/2010

Presentation on the origins of the German Länder constitutions – Washington & Lee University School of Law Conference “From Post-War Rubble to Sozialstaat”, Washington, DC

Miscellaneous

2014-2017 Elected PhD representative of the Institute under the Statutes of the Max Planck PhDnet

Co-founder of the Forum Francophone (French-language academic forum at the Institute)

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish