Curriculum Vitae



Juliane Kokott

 Prof. Dr. iur. utriusque Dr. (Harvard), Dr. h.c. (Liège), Dr. h.c. (Augsburg), LL.M. (American University)
Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union


Professional Experience

since 10/2003 Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union
1999 - 2003 Chair of Public International Law, International Business Law and European Law, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Director of the Institute of European and International Business Law (since 2000), Deputy Director of the Masters-Program Law and Economics (since 2001)
1995 - 1999 Chair of German and Foreign Public Law, Public International Law and European Law, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
1993 - 1995 Professorships at the Universities of Augsburg and Heidelberg, Germany. Declined calls for professorships at Universities of Bochum and Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1991 Interim Professor at the University of Mannheim
1991 Visiting Professor for European Union Law at the University of California – Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
1987/1988 and 1989 - 1992 Legal Secretary at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign Public Law and Public International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rudolf Bernhardt (former President of the European Court of Human Rights)



Selected Professional Activities

December 2020

Prize for Publications on International Law of the Otto Schmidt-Verlag Foundation for the Europeanisation and Internationalisation of the Law

since 2018

Founder and Chair, together with Pasquale Pistone, of the Study Group on International Tax Law, International Law Association (ILA) (Part 1: Taxpayers' Rights; Part 2: Nexus and Fairness in International Taxation; Part 3: The Implementation of International Tax Law)

May 2012

Organization (together with Ute Mager) of the International Symposium on Freedom of Religion and Gender Equality Tensions and Unresolved Conflicts, Heidelberg, Germany

since 2007

Initiative for and regular conduction of the "Luxemburger Expertenforum", in which high-ranking German-speaking experts (academics, supreme court judges, Federal and Land ministers) discuss current European law issues with members of the Court of Justice each year

since 2006 Saarland-ambassador
1996-2003 Member and deputy chairwoman of the German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government



Academic Career

2022 Doctor honoris causa of the Faculty of Law of the University of Augsburg, Germany
2022 Doctor honoris causa of the University of Liège on behalf of His Majesty the King of the Belgians and the Government of the French Community of Belgium and on the joint proposal of the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology and HEC-école de Gestion
1992 Habilitation (postdoctoral degree and entitlement to become a professor) and "venia legendi" (qualification to teach) for German and foreign public law, public international law and European Union law, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Doctor of Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.), Harvard University following a one-year research visit (1988/1989)

1985 Promotion Dr. iur. utr., University of Heidelberg; Dissertation titled The Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights awarded with the Otto-Hahn medal of the Max-Planck-Institute for junior scientists
1985 Diploma of the International Academy of Constitutional Law (Académie Internationale de Droit Constitutionnel), Tunis, Tunisia

Fulbright program with an LL.M. at the American University, Washington D.C.

Assistant to Prof. Dr. Thomas Buergenthal, American University, Washington D.C., Judge at the International Court of Justice, former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; consultant at Fulbright & Jaworski, Washington D.C., within an American-Swiss arbitration procedure (07-12/1983).

1982 Graduate assistant to Prof. Dr. Christian Tomuschat, University of Bonn, Germany
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