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Photo Prof. Gerold Janssen, © R.Vigh, IÖR-Media

Prof. Dr. jur. Gerold Janssen

Honorary Professor at Faculty of Law at Technische Universität Dresden

Phone +49 351 4679 207

Research Interests

  • Public Law, especially Spatial Planning Law,
  • Environmental Law,
  • European Law,
  • Local Law and
  • Law of the Seas

Professional Experience

  • Lawyer at Law firm Fehlhaber, Schauenburg & Rackow, Oldenburg (1994-1995)
  • Postgraduate scholarship of the Landesgraduiertenförderung Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Subject: Marine Protected Areas, Doctorate (PhD) at the University of Rostock (1995-1997)
  • Visiting Scholar at Universities of Lund, Linköping and Uppsala /Sweden (1996-1997)
  • Research Assistant at Baltic Sea Institute of the Law of the Sea and Environmental Law (OSU) at University of Rostock
  • Research associate at the IOER (since 1998)
  • Honorary Professor for Environmental Law and Planning Law at Faculty of Law at Technische Universität Dresden (since 2010)

Academic Training

  • Study of Law at the Georg-August-University Göttingen (1st State Examination in Law 1991)
  • Trainee Lawyer at the District Court of Oldenburg (2nd State Examination in Law 1994)
  • Study of Administration Law at the Deutsche Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer (1993-1994)


  • Corresponding Member of the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL)
  • Member of Länder-Working Group "Sachsen/Sachsen-Anhalt/Thüringen" (ARL) – Member of the steering committee since 2015
  • Member of Verein für Umweltrecht e. V. (VUR), Bremen
  • Founding Member and Vice Chairman (2002-2006) of EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland
  • Vice Chairman of the German Institute of Direct Democracy at Technische Universität Dresden e.V.
  • Member of the EGTC Expert Group of the European Union Committee of the Regions
  • Member of International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR)