Prof. Dr. Valentin Schatz has been Junior Professor of Public Law and European Law with a Focus on Sustainability since September 2022. He is based at the Institute of Sustainability Governance of the School of Sustainability (INSUGO).

Prof. Dr. Valentin Schatz's research focuses on European, international and domestic public sustainability law, environmental law and the law of the sea, with the "Blue Economy" constituting a particular area of interest. He conducts research on the following topics, among others:

 * Legal frameworks for sustainable ocean, freshwater and biodiversity governance
 * Sustainable mobility regulation
 * Sustainable (environmental) procedural law in the EU and in international organisations
 * Rule of law, security and human rights protection in the maritime context
 * National, European and international courts and tribunals

Prof. Dr. Valentin Schatz attaches particular importance to knowledge and science transfer. As part of his research focus, he advises NGOs (e.g., in the field of sustainable fisheries or civil search and rescue), governmental authorities (e.g., in the field of environmentally sound shipping) and think tanks (e.g., on hybrid threats to maritime security) and regularly prepares legal opinions and expert reports.

Prof. Dr. Valentin Schatz is the acting programme director for the Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD).

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Curriculum vitae

September 2022 – today: Junior Professor (W1 with Tenure Track to W2) of Public Law and European Law with a Focus on Sustainability, Leuphana University of Lüneburg

2021 – 2022: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg

2020 – 2022: Legal Clerk, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court, 2nd State Examination

2021:  Doctoral degree (Dr. iur., topic of thesis: "Access to Fisheries within National Jurisdiction") from the Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg (/summa cum laude/)

2018 – 2021: Research Associate and Ph.D. Researcher, Chair of the International Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law, Public International Law and Public Law (Prof. Alexander Proelß) & Institute for the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law,  University of Hamburg

April 2017 and March 2018: Visiting Researcher, University of Adelaide, Australia

December 2016 – February 2017: Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law

2016 – 2018: Research Associate and Ph.D. Researcher, Chair of Public Law, Public International Law and European Union Law (Prof. Alexander Proelß), University of Trier

2012 – 2013: ERASMUS Programme, University of Dundee, Scotland

2010 – 2016: Undergraduate Studies in Law, University of Passau, 1st State Examination