Prof. Dr. Sven Simon

Professor of Law

Since October 2016 at Philipps University Marburg

Career

Sven Simon was educated at the University of Giessen (Germany) and the University of Warwick (United Kingdom). He was graduated in 2005 and holds a law degree (state exam, J.D. equivalent) from the University of Giessen as well as a ‘Certificate in English Law’ of the University of Warwick.

After his first state exam Dr. Simon received a scholarship from the Hanns Seidl Foundation for his researches in Giessen, Heidelberg, Brussels and Geneva. He earned his Doctor juris (S.J.D. equivalent) from the University of Giessen (summa cum laude) in 2009. It deals with the ‘Liberalization of Public Services in WTO- and EU-Law’ and was distinguished by the President of the Justus Liebig University as the best dissertation in the Faculty of Business and Law, presented within the academic year 2008/2009. He also received the annual award from the Giessen Law Society (Juristische Studiengesellschaft Gießen) for this dissertation.

Following his legal traineeship at the Court of Appeals in Giessen, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Berlin, the Law Firm Weber-Yacobovitch-Feder in Tel Aviv (Israel) and the Law Firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) he was Assistant Attaché in the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York (USA).

From April 2010 to September 2015 Dr. Simon has been working as an Assistant Professor of Law at the Franz von Liszt Institute for International and Comparative Law, Department for Public Law, International Law and European Union Law. He taught Public Law, International Law and European Union Law.

In 2011 and 2014 he has been a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison (USA).

In June 2015 he finished his post-doctoral thesis (Habilitation) and received the authorisation to teach (venia legendi) public law, european law, public international law, and international economic law.

October 2015 to September 2016 substitute professor at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Since October 2016 he is Professor of Law at the Philipps University Marburg.

Sven Simon is a member of the federal board of the United Nations Association of Germany since 2011.

Curriculum Vitae

1978 Born on the 9th October in Lahn-Wetzlar
2000–2005 Studies of Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
2002/2003 University of Warwick, School of Law, United Kingdom
2003 Certificate in English Law
2005 First State Exam (university degree, J.D. equivalent)
2006–2008 Scholarship student of the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation
2008 Doctor juris (S.J.D. equivalent) Subject of the dissertation: „Liberalisierung von Dienstleistungen der Daseinsvorsorge im WTO- und EU-Recht“ (Liberalization of Public Services in WTO- and EU-Law), Graded summa cum laude (excellent)
2008–2010 Legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Frankfurt, Berlin, Tel Aviv and New York
2010 Second State Exam (bar qualification)
2010–2015 Assistant Professor at the Franz von Liszt Institute for International and Comparative Law, Department of Public Law, International Law and European Union Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen
2011, 2014 Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
2015 Post-doctoral thesis (Habilitation)
  Authorization to teach (venia legendi) public law, european law, public international law and international economic law
2015–2016 Substitute professor at the Freie Universität Berlin
Since 2016 Professor of Law at the Philipps University Marburg