Lecturers

All our lecturers are specialized in different areas of law. Making contact with them and joining discussions during the summer law school is a very unique feature of our program. 

Prof. Dr. Thilo Marauhn

Thilo Marauhn is a German expert on international law. He holds the Chair for Public Law and International Law at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and heads the research group on international law at the Leibniz Institute Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung / Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). Educated at the Universities of Mannheim, Wales (Aberystwyth, U.K.), Bonn and Heidelberg, Professor Marauhn holds a law degree (state exam, equivalent to J.D., Heidelberg), a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law and Relations (Wales), an M.Phil. in International Relations (Wales), and a Dr. iur. utr. (Heidelberg). He earned his venia legendi in public law, international and European law from the University of Frankfurt/Main. Marauhn has been a visiting professor at various universities, including the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland), the University of Bergen (Norway), the University of Warwick (UK) and the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School (US). Since 2001, he has held a permanent visiting professorship in Constitutional Theory at the Law Faculty of the University of Lucerne (Switzerland). Since 1995, Marauhn has been a member of Germany’s National IHL (International Humanitarian Law) Committee and its chairman since 2014. From 2008 onwards, Marauhn has been a member of the Advisory Board of the German Foreign Office on the United Nations. In 2011, he was elected as a member of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC) for the term from 2012 to 2016. Marauhn was re-elected in 2016. In 2015, he was elected First Vice-President and later President (2017) of the Fact-Finding Commission. Since 2005, he has been the academic director of the “International Summer University” of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. From 2009 onwards, Marauhn has been the co-director of the “US-German Summer School in International and Comparative Law”, currently together with professors Anuj Desai (University of Wisconsin) and Edward Fallone (Marquette University). From 2009 to 2013 and from 2017 until 2019, Marauhn served as an elected member of the Senate of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. In 2016, he was a visiting scholar in the research group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?” in Berlin. In 2018, Marauhn was a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge (UK).

Dr. Sorcha MacLeod

Dr Sorcha MacLeod is an Associate Professor and Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellow at the Centre for Private Governance (CEPRI) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen. She is an international human rights law expert specialising in researching and teaching business, human rights and security, in particular the human rights impacts and regulation of Private Military and Security Companies. She holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow, UK, and an LLM in International Natural Resources Law and LLB (Hons) in Scots Law from the University of Dundee, UK. Prior to moving to Copenhagen she taught at Free University Berlin and at the University of Sheffield, UK. In July 2018 she was appointed for six years as an independent human rights expert to the UN Working Group on the use of Mercenaries under the Human Rights Council's Special Procedures. She is an invited expert to the UN Open-ended Inter-governmental Working Group on PMSCs and participated in the drafting of the Montreux Document on PMSCs and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers. She has Observer Status at the International Code of Conduct Association. She advises governments, industry and civil society organisations on business, human rights and security issues.