09 - 12 2012
Visiting Professor at the European University Institute, Florence
Since 01 2012
Managing Head of the Rule of Law Center
Since 08 2010
Research Professor: “Rule of Law in the Age of Globalization” at the Social Science Research Center Berlin and Humboldt University. The research professorship is funded by the Irmgard Coninx Foundation.
Since 06 2000
Professor at the New York University School of Law (since 2010 only in the Fall Semester): European Law, International Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Philosophy
2000 Assistant Professor of Law
2003 Associate Professor of Law
2006 Professor of Law (Tenure)
2011 Inge Rennert Professor of Law
2001-2005: Director of the J.S.D.-Program
2004 - 2010: Director of the LL.M.- J.S.D. Program in International and Comparative Law
Appointments: Cornell Law School, Pennsylvania Law School, Texas Law School, und NYU School of Law
1998 - 2010
Harvard Law School, Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization (Fall 2009)
National University of Singapore (Summer 2007/2008)
Bucerius Law School, Commerzbank Visiting Professor
of Law (Fall 2003)
University of Navarra (Pamplona) 2006/2007/2008
Central European University (Budapest) 2007
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts) 1999/2000
European University Institute (Florence) 1998
1997 - 2000
Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Program
Title of the dissertation: “Policing the Leviathan: Constitutional Democracy, National Courts and the Enforcement of Supranational Law”.
Emile Noelle Fellow (1998), Ethics Fellow (Kennedy School of Government 1999/2000), several scholarships and awards
1994/95 and 1996/97
Legal Clerkship in Kiel & Hamburg & 2nd Bar Exam
Harvard Law School, LL.M. Program; New York Bar Exam
(2012): "Democratic Challenges Arising out of the Eurocrisis
". In: European Parliament's Policy Department C "Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs" (Ed.): Challenges of Multi-tier Governance in the EU. Workshop, Thursday, 4th October 2012, PHS 3C50 - Outlines of the Presentations. Brussels: European Parliament, S. 33-35
Kumm, Mattias (2012): "The Moral Point of Constitutional Pluralism. Defining the Domain of Legitimate Institutional Civil Disobedience and Conscientious Objection". In: Julie Dickson/Pavlos Eleftheriadis (Eds.): Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, S. 216-246
Kumm, Mattias (2012): "Alexy's Theory of Constitutional Rights and the Problem of Judicial Review". In: Mathias Klatt (Ed.): Institutionalized Reason. The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy. Oxford ; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, S. 201-217
Kumm, Mattias (2012): "Rethinking Constitutional Authority. On the Structure and Limits of Constitutional Pluralism". In: Matej Avbelj/Jan Komárek (Eds.): Constitutional Pluralism in the European Union and Beyond. Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 14. Oxford/Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, S. 39-65
Kumm, Mattias (2012): "The Idea of Thick Constitutional Patriotism and Its Implications for the Role and Structure of European Legal History". In: Helle Porsdam/Thomas Elholm (Eds.): Dialogues on Justice. European Perspectives on Law and Humanities. Law & Literature, Vol. 3. Berlin/Boston, MA: Walter de Gruyter, S. 108-137
(2012): "Representativeness and Independence of Courts
". In: Adriana Silvia Dreyzin de Klor/Miguel Poiares Maduro/Antoine Vauchez (Eds.): Courts, Social Change and Judicial Independence. RSCAS Policy Paper. Florence: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, S. 53-55
Kumm, Mattias (2011): "European Legality and Jurisdictional Justification. How the ECJ Should Determine the Legality of Legislation under Art. 114 TFEU". In: Flavia Carbonell/Agustín José Menéndez/John Erik Fossum (Eds.): Hope, Reluctance or Fear?. The Democratic Consequences of the Case Law of the European Court of Justice. Arena Report. Oslo: Arena Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo, S. 115-165
Kumm, Mattias (2011): "Comment: Contesting the Management of Difference. Transnational Human Rights, Religion and the European Court of Human Rights' Lautsi Decision". In: Kolja Raube/Anika Sattler (Eds.): Difference and Democracy. Exploring Potentials in Europe and Beyond. Frankfurt a.M./New York, NY: Campus, S. 245-259
Kumm, Mattias (2011): "How Does European Union Law Fit into the World of Public Law? Costa, Kadi, and Three Models of Public Law". In: Jürgen Neyer/Antje Wiener (Eds.): Political Theory of the European Union. Oxford/New York, NY: Oxford University Press, S. 111-138
Kumm, Mattias (2010): "Internationale Handelsgesellschaft, Nold and the New Human Rights Paradigm". In: Miguel Poiares Maduro/Loïc Azoulai (Eds.): The Past and Future of EU Law. The Classics of EU Law Revisited on the 50th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty. Oxford/Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, S. 106-118
Kumm, Mattias (2010): "The Idea of Socratic Contestation and the Right to Justification. The Point of Rights-Based Proportionality Review". In: Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol. 4, No. 2, S. 141-175.
Kumm, Mattias (2009): "The Cosmopolitan Turn in Constitutionalism: On the Relationship Between Constitutionalism in and Beyond the State". In: Ruling the World? International Law, Global Governance, Constitutionalism, eds. J. L. Dunoff /J. P. Trachtman, Cambridge 2009, 258 – 326.
Various articles on jurisprudential and doctrinal aspects of “Constitutional Pluralism” in Europe and Beyond.
Book Project: European Legal Exceptionalism: The New Ius Publicum Europeaeum and the Cosmopolitan Turn in Constitutionalism: (under contract with Oxford University Press).
From Human Dignity to Total Rights: On the function and limits of rights discourse – A global and comparative perspective (book project).
Rethinking Global Law: The Cosmopolitan Turn in Constitutionalism (book project).