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Faculty of Law Chair Mahlmann

Curriculum vitae

  • Studies of Law and Philosophy in Freiburg/Br., Berlin, and London (London School of Economics)
  • 1994 1. State Exam; 1999 Doctorate, 1999 2. State Exam; 2005 Habilitation
  • Since 2005 (recurrent) Visiting Professor, Central European University, Budapest
  • 2007 Heisenberg-Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Since spring 2008 Chair of Philosophy and Theory of Law, Legal Sociology and International Public Law, University of Zurich
  • Recurring Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., and Turkish-German University, Istanbul
  • 2017 Bok Visiting International Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School PennLaw (opens link in a new Tab)
  • 2021 Research Visitor, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Fellow, Mansfield College, University of Oxford


  • Since 2002 member of the European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination (formerly: European Network of Independent Experts in the Field of Non-Discrimination), EU Commission
  • 2010-2018 member of the Ethics Commission of the ETH Zurich Ethics Comission (opens link in a new Tab)
  • In 2011, 2015 and 2019, appointement as a member of the Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology by the Federal Council EKAH (opens link in a new Tab)
  • Since 2011 board member of the Vereinigung für Recht und Gesellschaft, since 2015 executive board member Vereinigung für Recht und Gesellschaft (opens link in a new Tab)
  • 2011-2012 member of the working group "Perspektiven der Rechtswissenschaft in Deutschland" of the German Council of Science and Humanities
  • 2012-2017 panel member, European Research Council (ERC) ERC (opens link in a new Tab)
  • 2013-2017 president of the Swiss Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy SVRSP (opens link in a new Tab)
  • 2014-2016 member of the National Research Council of the SNSF SNSF (opens link in a new Tab)
  • 2014-2020 president of the Executive Advisory Committee of the the institute lucernaiurislucernaiuris (opens link in a new Tab)
  • 2015-2016 vice president of the Commission on Research Integrity of the SNSF
  • Since 2015 member of the Executive Committee, since 2019 president of the world assembly of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy IVR (opens link in a new Tab)
  • 2017 Panel-member, Excellence Initiative, German Research Foundation DFG


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