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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. iur. Volker Epping

1959Born in Dortmund
1966 - 1969Attended Liebigschule in Dortmund
1969 - 1978Attended Stadtgymnasium in Dortmund
1978 Abitur (A-Levels)
1978 - 1980 Fixed-term soldier, rank: Reserve Lieutenant
Winter Semester 1980/81 -
Winter Semester 1985/86
Studied Law at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
1982 - 1985 Student Assistant at the Civil Law and Modern History of Law Section of the Faculty of Law of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Professor Dr. Hermann Dilcher)
01/1986 First State Examination in Law before the Juridical Examination Board of the Higher Regional Court in Hamm
1986 - 1988 Academic Assistant at the Public Law III Section (International Law) of the Faculty of Law of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Knut Ipsen)
1989 - 1997 Initially research staff member (until November 1989), then research assistant at the aforementioned Public Law III Section (International Law)
04/1989 Second State Examination in Law before the Federal State Judicial Examination Board in Düsseldorf
12/1992 Doctor of Laws degree awarded by the Faculty of Law of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, title of PhD thesis: "Grundgesetz und Kriegswaffenkontrolle - Erfüllung des Verfassungsauftrags durch den einfachen Gesetzgeber? Verfassungsanspruch und Rechtswirklichkeit"
07/1994 - 06/1996 Habilitation fellowship from the German Research Foundation
Winter Semester 1996/97 Professor ad interim of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Münster
12/1996 Habilitation; awarded Venia Legendi for Public Law by the Habilitation Committee of the Faculty of Law of Ruhr-Universität Bochum;
habilitation thesis: "Die Außenwirtschaftsfreiheit";
degree programme-related course in accordance with the fourth sentence of § 96 (3) of the University Act North-Rhine Westphalia (UG NW) on: "Protection of Fundamental Rights in Community Law";
habilitation presentation on the topic of: "Democratic Legitimation of the Judiciary of the European Communities"
1997 - 1999 University lecturer of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Summer Semester 1997 Professor ad interim of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Cologne
Winter Semester 1997/98 Professor ad interim of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Freiburg
Summer Semester 1998 Professor ad interim of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of Universität Regensburg
03/1999 - 11/2001University professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Münster
since 12/2001 University professor of Public Law, International and European Law at the Faculty of Law of Leibniz Universität Hannover
04/2004 - 03/2007
10/2008 - 03/2009
Dean of the Faculty of Law of Leibniz Universität Hannover
04/2009 - 03/2011Member of the Senate of Leibniz Universität Hannover and the Senate of the Niedersachsen Institutes of Technology
Summer Semester 2012 Awarded the Gorgias Challenge Trophy for Rhetoric and Didactics
since 01.01.2015 President of Leibniz Universität Hannover