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Desirée C. Schmitt

Dipl.-Jur., LL.M., Research Fellow

schmitt@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

European and German Immigration Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, German and U.S. Constitutional Law, European and Public International Law, International Human Rights Protection

Academic Career:

  • Since 10/2018: Law Clerk, Landgericht Heidelberg
  • Since 11/2017: Research Fellow at the MPIL
  • 05/2017 – 12/2017: Fulbright Research Visitor, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA, USA
  • Since 08/2015 (with interruptions): Research Associate and PhD Student at the Chair for European Law, Public International Law and Public Law of Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich, LL.M. (Virginia), Saarland University
  • 10/2015 – 08/2016: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European and International Law, Europa-Institut, Saarland University
  • 09/2010 – 07/2015: Studies of Law, Saarland University, acquisition of the First State Exam and a Diploma in Law, specialization in International Law, European Law and Human Rights Protection
  • 12/2011 – 08/2015: Student Assistant of Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Helmut Rüßmann, Prof. Dr. Markus Würdinger and Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich, LL.M. (Virginia)

Recent Publications

  • The Doctrine of Consular Nonreviewability in the Travel Ban Cases: Kerry v. Din Revisited. In: Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 33, 55-89 (2018). https://heinonline.org/HOL/P?h=hein.jour...
  • Flexibility in the EU and Beyond – How Much Differentiation Can European Integration Bear?, How much Differentiation and Flexibility can European Integration bear? Otzenhausen. Nomos; Hart, Baden-Baden, 2017, 495 p. (with Thomas Giegerich, Sebastian Zeitzmann)
  • EU-Flüchtlingsschutz durch Bekämpfung von Menschenhandel und Menschenschleusung im Mittelmeer? Eine rechtliche Bewertung von EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia. In: Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS) Jahrgang 19 / Heft 4, 551-587 (2016).
  • Discriminatory Entrance Fee, the German Federal Constitutional Court and the Absent Court of Justice of the EU – A Commentary. In: SEE | EU Excellence in Law, Series of Papers Vol. 2, 131- (2016) (with Thomas Giegerich).
  • Die Reaktionen der EU auf das starke Ansteigen des Flüchtlingszustroms – Update: Januar bis April 2016: eine Kehrtwende durch die Zusammenarbeit mit der Türkei? In: Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS), Sonderheft: Asyl und Migration in Europa – rechtliche Herausforderungen und Perspektiven Sonderheft: Asyl und Migration in Europa , 13-49 (2016).
  • Gutachten zu Rechtsfragen betreffend die Erhebung, Speicherung und Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten von Flüchtlingen. In: Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS), Sonderheft: Asyl und Migration in Europa – rechtliche Herausforderungen und Perspektiven Sonderheft: Asyl und Migration in Europa , 235-256 (2016) (with Thomas Giegerich, Sabihat Kreß).
  • Das neue Umwelt-Rechtsbehelfsgesetz und seine Vereinbarkeit mit dem Unionsrecht. In: Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS) Heft 3, 359-384 (2013).

Blogposts

Further Publications

    Conference Report

    Grenzen der Differenzierung und Flexibilisierung für die Europäische Integration, in collaboration with Sebastian Zeitzmann, 05/2016, available at: http://jean-monnet-saar.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Tagungsbericht-deutsch.pdf

Presentations

28 Jun 2018

Family Reunification and National Security in Germany and the U.S.: A Comparative Analysis

Fourth Max Planck's Young Legal Scholars' Forum

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

05 Mar 2018

Previewing the Court's 2018 Decisions

Referentenbesprechung

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

18 Oct 2017

Introduction to the Legal System of the European Union

Washington and Lee University School of Law, Virgnia, USA

20 Sep 2017

The German Electoral System

Washington and Lee University School of Law, Virginia, USA

26 Jul 2016

The most important Elements of Economic Integration in the EU – the Single Market and the Fundamental Freedoms, Summer European Academy 2016, Joint German-Russian Seminar: What follows on 70 Years of Peace?

European Academy of Otzenhausen, Otzenhausen

10 Jun 2016

Case Study: Case Law of the CJEU, Europa-Institut, Spring School 2016: Human Rights as a Key for Democracy

Europa-Institut, Saarbrücken

09 May 2016

Das Asyl- und Schengensystem in der Krise – können wir es schaffen?, Workshop European Integration,

Europa-Institut, Saarbrücken

15 Feb 2016

The Internal Market of the European Union and its Fundamental Freedoms, Youth Korean Academy

European Academy of Otzenhausen, Otzenhausen

Teaching

Winter Term 2018/2019

Tandem AG Staatsorganisationsrecht

Heidelberg University

Winter Term 2017/2018

Tutorial European Law

University of Saarland

Winter Term 2016/2017

Tutorial European Law

University of Saarland

Summer Term 2016

European Law

ASW University of Cooperative Education, Neunkirchen

Winter Term 2015/2016 and Summer Term 2016

Tutorial Human Rights Protection

University of Saarland

Winter Term 2015/2016

Tutorial European Law

University of Saarland

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Comparative Constitutional Law, 5th Annual Roundtable, Montpelier, Virginia, USA, 20.10.2017 - 22.10.2017

Jones Day Transatlantic Seminar, Jones Day, Frankfurt, 05.03.2017 - 10.03.2017

Alumni Conference "The European Union as a Global Actor", Europa-Institut, Saarbrücken, 08.11.2016 - 12.11.2016

International Workshop "Migration in Ukraine and Germany – a Challenge for Civil Society", Odessa, Ukraine, 15.09.2016 - 16.09.2016

Symposium of the Jean-Monnet-Chair for European Law and European Integration of the Saarland University, of Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich LL.M., How much Differentiation and Flexibility can European Integration Bear?, European Academy of Otzenhausen, Otzenhausen, 08.06.2016 - 09.06.2016

PhD Workshop, SEE | EU Cluster of Excellence in European and International Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 17.01.2016 - 20.01.2016

Duke University, Geneva Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law: Courts, Treaties, Custom and the Use of Force, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 10.07.2015 - 11.07.2015

Spring School: European Legal Institutions Tutorial, Comparative Constitutional Law, Cooperation of Washington and Lee University (Virginia, USA) and the Europa-Institut, Europa-Institut, Saarbrücken, 08.03.2015 - 15.03.2015

Honours

Fulbright Scholar

Fulbright Research Visitor, USA, May-December 2017

Hans-Werner-Osthoff-Price

For my Master's Thesis: EU-Refugee-Protection by combatting Human Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings in the Mediterranean? A legal evaluation of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia

Deutschland-Stipendium

2012-2013