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Paulina Starski

Prof. Dr. iur., Senior Research Affiliate

Main Fields of Research:

State Sovereignty; State Responsibility; Sustainability; International Environmental Law; European Constitutional Law; External Relations of the EU; European and International Human Rights Law; Secession; "the unwilling or unable state"; Hybrid Sovereignty; History of International Law; Use of Force; Environmental Law; Comparative Constitutionalism; German Constitutional Law; Polish Constitutional Law; Theory of International Law; European Law; Attribution; International Investment Law; German Administrative Law

Academic Career:

Since December 2020

Professor for Public Law and Global Governance - University of Graz

April 2020 to March 2021

Visiting Professor- Chair for German and Comparative Public Law, European and International Law at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

October 2019 to March 2020

Visiting Professor for Public, European and International Law at Humboldt University Berlin

April to September 2019

Visiting Professor for Constitutional Law at the University of Cologne

February/March 2018

Kathleen Fitzpatrick Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School

January/April 2018

Senior Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney Law School

September to December 2017

Postdoctoral Hauser Global Fellow at the New York University School of Law


Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL and "Habilitandin"/ PostDoc at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

Postdoctoral Research Thesis: "The Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law"


Assistant Professor /Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Axel Kämmerer, Bucerius Law School


Senior Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Hoffmann-Riem, Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court a. D.


Lecturer at the University of Paderborn (Culture and International Law)


Lecturer/ Organizer of the Workshop "Reconstruction and the Law", Summer Academy of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Cracow, Poland (with Eva-Maria Seng and Axel Kämmerer)


Doctoral Thesis: "The Interfederal Administrative Act" (summa cum laude), Bucerius Law School


Admission to the German Bar Association (Hamburg)


Second State Examination (Hanseatic Higher Court of Appeals)


Clerkship (Hanseatic Higher Court of Appeals) (i. a. Referendar at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York - Dispute Resolution/Arbitration/Bilateral Investment Treaties)


Lecturer at the University of Hamburg (Constitutional Law/Basic Rights/International Human Rights Protection)


Research Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Kämmerer (Constitutional, Administrative, European and International Law), Bucerius Law School


First State Examination (Hamburg)


Baccalaureus Legum (LL.B.) (Bucerius Law School)


University of Sydney (Exchange Program)


Bucerius Law School, Hamburg

Project funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Project supported by the Daimler and Benz Foundation