Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Joerges

Professor of Law & Society

Christian Joerges is Professor of Law and Society at the Hertie School of Governance. His research focuses on European and international economic law, risk regulation within the EU and in international trade relations, particularly the legitimacy problems of pertinent governance arrangements and practices. His seminal book discussed the Darker Legacies of Law in Europe (2003). In addition to his professorship at Hertie School, he is Research Professor at the Law Faculty of Bremen University and Co-Director of the Centre of European Law and Politics. Until 2007 he held the chair for European Economic Law at the European University Institute Florence.  He was a Visiting Professor at Trento, Italy; Birkbeck University College, London; the University of Toronto, New York University Law School and Columbia Law School. He has been a fellow at the Institutes for Advanced Study in Berlin and Wassenaar. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University Freiburg. He is the co-editor of the European Law Journal, Review of European Law in Context and a member of the Programmatic Steering Board of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL).

Curriculum Vitae

Christian Joerges' curriculum vitae is available online or as download.


Explore selected publications by Christian Joerges on the Hertie School Research Repository or download an overview here.

Research Interests

Professor Joerges' key areas of research interest and expertise are:

  • Europeanization of economic and private law
  • Legal theories of European integration and European constitutianalism
  • European and transnational regulatory politics
  • International trade law and transnational governance
  • Economic sociology of law
  • Anti-liberal traditions in legal thought
  • Impact of historical conflicts and memory politics on European integration

Contact Details

Ines Andre-Schulze
Faculty Assistant to Gerhard Hammerschmid
Phone: +49 (0)30 259 219 -131
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 219-111
Professor of Law and Society
Room: 1.41.1