Michaela Hailbronner is a doctoral candidate at Yale and Humboldt University of Berlin. Before completion of her LL.M. at Yale Law School in 2010, she worked as a law clerk in the German Foreign Office and the Federal Department for Economic Cooperation and Development and taught constitutional law at Humboldt University. She is the author of several articles in the field of comparative public and European law. Ms. Hailbronner earned her first law degree (Erstes Staatsexamen) from the University of Freiburg in 2007 and her second law degree (Zweites Staatsexamen) from the High Court of Berlin in 2009. She has been a scholar of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) from 2000-2008 and since 2009 (until 2013) and of the DAAD (2009-10).
Fields of Academic Interest & Dissertation Project
Ms. Hailbronner's main areas of interest include Comparative Public Law, International and European Law, and Legal History. In her JSD project she researches the rise of the German Constitutional Court with a focus on the role of legal culture, understood against the backdrop of constitutionalism in states such as the United States, South Africa, and India.
Professors Bruce Ackerman (supervisor), Robert Post (reader), James Whitman (reader)
LL.M. Yale Law School
Second State Exam, High Court of Berlin
First State Exam, University of Freiburg