Marie-Christin Stenzel

Department of Public Law and International Law

Licher Strasse 76
35394 Giessen

Phone     +49 641 99 211 54
Fax         +49 641 99 211 59

E-Mail     marie-christin.stenzel(at) 


Marie-Christin Stenzel studied law at the Justus Liebig University Giessen and the Université Montpellier I, France. She worked at the department of Public Law and International Law (Prof. Dr. Thilo Marauhn) as a student assistant from 2005 to 2008. She completed a summer programme hosted by Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, in London for which she received a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service and was awarded with a CALI Certificate of Excellence for her achievements. She graduated from law school in 2009.
During her legal pupillage at the Oberlandesgericht (High Court) of Dresden she worked for the Ministerial Department of the State of Saxony for Science and the Arts and for the Arts Law Centre of Australia in Sydney. Alongside her legal pupillage she worked for Dr. Axel Bauer (Lexpert, ex White & Case) and Dresden-based law firm esb Rechtsanwälte. Upon completion of her legal pupillage in 2012 she became a fully qualified lawyer and worked as an associate at esb Rechtsanwälte, Dresden, working with international clients.
Marie-Christin Stenzel has been a research assistant at the department of Public Law and International (Prof. Dr. Thilo Marauhn) since February 2014. Since April 2014, she is also a Ph.D. candidate within the collaborative and interdisciplinary research network SFB/TRR 138, “Dynamics of Security - Processes of Securitization in historical perspective” -, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Her doctoral thesis analyses the emergence of new rules on interventions and the use of force within the new order of the post-Napoleonic era. In her dissertation, she especially focuses on the British perspective of the so-called European Concert and the British influences on the emergence of norms of public international law between 1812 and 1822. Her dissertation is overseen by Professor Dr. Thilo Marauhn. Marie-Christin Stenzel is a member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law as well as the European Society of International Law.