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Arnold, Rainer

Prof. Dr. Rainer Arnold

Principal Investigator


— Emeritus Professor of Public Law (Universität Regensburg)
— Jean-Monnet-Chair ad personam "Legal Relations of the European Union with Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe" (Universität Regensburg)


University of Regensburg
Faculty of Law
Universitaetsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg

Phone: +49 (0) 941 / 943 - 2655 (secretariat)
Fax: +49 (0) 941 / 943 - 2652 (secretariat)

Website: Jean-Monnet-Lehrstuhl für Europarecht

Main Research Areas

  • Public Law
  • European and Comparative Law (particularly for Central, East, and Southeast Europe)
  • European constitutional law

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Marienbad (today in the Czech Republic). "Habilitation" in German and Foreign Public Law and International Law. Served as Professor for European Law and International Law in Konstanz and as Professor for Public Law in Regensburg. Since 2000 Permanent Visiting Professor at the Charles University Prague and since his retirement in 2008 Jean-Monnet-Chair ad personam for European Law in Regensburg.


  • Entwicklungen im Europäischen Recht
  • Deutsch-Russische Rechtsentwicklungen
  • Deutsch-Ukrainische Rechtsgespräche
  • Tulane European & Civil Law Forum, New Orleans
  • Revue française de droit constitutionnel, Paris
  • Annuaire de Justice Constitutionnelle, Paris
  • Revista Europeo de Derechos Fundamentales, Madrid
  • Revista de Derecho Constitucional Europeo, Granada
  • Rivista Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo, Torino
  • Revista Jurídica, Lissabon
  • Právní Rozhledy (10 Jahre bis 2011), Prag
  • European Review of Public Law, Paris, Athen
  • Law and Justice Review, Ankara (Justice Academy of Turkey)
  • Bahcesehir Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Kazanci, Istanbul
  • Anayasa Hukuku Dergisi (Journal of Constitutional Law), Istanbul
  • Studia Prawa Publicznego, Poznan
  • European Studies. The Review of European Law, Economics and Politics, ECSA Czech Republic
  • Ricerche di diritto comparato-Diritto Pubblico, Bologna
  • Temi comparatistici – I diritti e le istituzioni, Roma (Reihe)
  • Diritto pubblico contemporaneo – gli ordinamenti costituzionali, Torino (Reihe)

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Principal Investigator of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
  • Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences Bologna
  • Membre associé de l’Académie internationale de droit comparé
  • Member of the German, Polish and French Association of Constitutional Lawyers
  • Honorary Member of the russian and slovenian Association for Constitutional Law
  • Member of the International Association of Constitutional Law
  • Member de l’Association de législation comparé, Paris
  • Scientific head of the Elite Graduate Program for East European Studies at the University Regensburg and
  • Head of the Audit Committee
  • Secretary General of the European Constitutional Network of the International Association of Constitutional Law
  • Member of the board of trustees of the Institut für Ostrecht München e.V.
  • Fellow of the European Law Institute
  • Member of the Foundation Maximilianeum


  • Honorary Doctorate of the University of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova
  • Medal of Honour of the Karlsuniversität Prag on the occasion of the 650 year celebration
  • Grand Decoration of Honour of the University Granada
  • Medaille of the Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación de Granada
  • ECSA-Award of the Czech Republic
  • Abate Juan Ignacio Molina Price of the Chilean Government (CONYCIT)/Humboldt-Foundation
  • Conferral of the Honorary Doctorate by the Kiev University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 2012