Martin Weinmann

Martin Weinmann

Martin Weinmann had been a student assistant at the Institute of Law from March until December 2018. He is currently studying law at the University of Vienna. He is particularly interested in environmental and technology law.

While studying law, he spent one semester at the University of Freiburg. He completed internships at the Austrian Federal Chancellery, gained legal experience at the UniCredit Bank Austria AG, and worked for Dr. Kristina Schröder, Member of the German Bundestag, Federal Minister retired.


Reports:

Prof. Hermann Winner, "Autonomous Cars - A technical Introduction"
LTS LunchTimeSeries, 5 June 2018
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Mag. Franziska Bereuter, BA

Mag. Franziska Bereuter, BA

Franziska Bereuter had been a teaching and research assistant at the Institute of Law from October 2016 until September 2018. Her research interests include medical law, innovation and technology law, and research law, as well as the didactics of law.

After graduating from law school and completing a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology, she completed her court praxis in Vienna.

In addition, while she was studying she worked in law firms and with NGOs, and was a research assistant at the Department for Ethics and Law in Medicine at the University of Vienna.

Currently, Franziska Bereuter is completing an internship at the Austrian Parliamentary Research Service.

Further information on Franziska Bereuter's dissertation project is available here (in German).


Reports:

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts
Workshop, 30 November 2016
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Science and Democracy Network 16th Annual Meeting
Conference, 28 June - 1 July 2017
Report (PDF)

Stefan Steininger, LL.M. (WU)

Stefan Steininger, LL.M. (WU)

Stefan Steininger had been a student assistant from October 2014 until February 2018 and a scientific assistant at the Institute of Law from March until June 2018. His research focused on constitutional and administrative law, especially economic, environmental and data protection law. At the Institute of Law, he worked within the research project „Earth Construction in the Weinviertel“.

He studied economic law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Within the master program, he took part in the Moot Court Environmental Law 2016.

While studying he also completed a trainee ship at the law firm Fellner Wratzfeld und Partner and gained technical experience at the Austrian Federal Forests.

Currently, Stefan Steininger is working as a public servant at the Vienna city council.


Reports:

Dr. Wolfgang Urbantschitsch, LL.M., "Energy Markets - Current Issues of Regulation"
LTS LunchTimeSeries, 25 May 2016
Report (PDF), with Thomas Buocz

Prof. Dr. Indra Spiecker gen. Döhmann, LL.M., "Industry 4.0 and Robotics: Legal Challenges"
LTS LunchTimeSeries, 16 December 2016
Report (PDF)

Lisa Hartlieb

Lisa Hartlieb

Lisa Hartlieb had been a tutor at the Institute of Law from October 2016 until June 2018. She is currently studying law and French at the University of Vienna. She is particularly interested in environmental and European law.

Prior to her current position, she worked at the law firm of Mag. Birgit Brass and was a judicial intern at the District Court Klagenfurt as well as the Regional Court Klagenfurt.


Report:

Prof. Dr. Dirk Hanschel, "Answers to Climate-Induced Migration under International Law"
LTS LunchTimeSeries, 27 October 2016
Report (PDF)

Nicole Überreich, BA

Nicole Überreich, BA

Nicole Überreich was a secretary at the Institut for Sustainable Economic Development and the Institute of Law until July 2018.

Currently, she is completing her PhD at Princeton University.

Dipl.-Ing. Annemarie Hofer

Dipl.-Ing. Annemarie Hofer

Annemarie Hofer had been a student assistant at the Institute of Law from October 2016 until February 2018. She completed successfully her Master’s degree in Environment and Bio-Resources Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna.

She is particularly interested in the interdisciplinary cross-linking of technology, law and knowledge transfer as well as the accompanying social challenges. Previously, she worked at an investment and consulting firm focusing on renewable energy.


Prof. William Nikolakis - Advancing the social pillar of sustainability: Insights from the natural resource sector
LTS LunchTimeSeries, 17 November 2016
Report (PDF), with Thomas Buocz

3. Austrian Citizen Science Conference, 2. and 3. March 2017
Report (PDF)

Dr. Stephan Sonnenberg - Community Mobilisation in Cambodia
LTS LunchTimeSeries, 29.06.2017
Report (PDF)

Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science
30. August - 2. September 2017
Report (PDF)

Verena Reiter

Verena Reiter

Verena Reiter had been a tutor at the Institute of Law until February 2018. She is currently studying Law at the University of Vienna and completed a semester abroad at Macquarie University in Sydney.

She is particularly interested in public law, environmental law and climate change law. Priorly, she worked at the law firm Jarolim Flitsch and completed an internship at the Environmental Ombudsman in Vorarlberg in Austria.

Lisa Maria Schranz

Lisa Maria Schranz

Lisa Schranz had been a research associate at the Institute of Law. Until December 2017 she worked as a project assistant for “AUTO-NOM”. Her research interest focuses on interdisciplinary issues at the interface between technology, environment and law, with special attention given to the European Union and the international sphere.

Lisa Schranz studied Landscape Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. She gained her Master’s degree in “Environmental Technology and International Affairs” (ETIA) at the Diplomatic Academy and the Technical University of Vienna.

Mag. Dr. Bernhard Mittermüller

Mag. Dr. Bernhard Mittermüller

Bernhard Mittermüller had been a teaching and research assistant at the Institute of Law from April 2013 until October 2017. His research interests include agricultural and environmental law, law regarding economic governance and the WTO, and the didactics of law.

After graduating from law school at the University of Vienna, he obtained his PhD from the University of Vienna, writing his thesis on ecological agricultural subsidies.

He completed his court praxis at the Labour and Social Court of Vienna as well as the District Court Leopoldstadt. Moreover, he worked at the legal department of the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture.

Since November 2017 he works at the VfGH.

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Mag. Paula Resch

Mag. Paula Resch

Paula Resch had been a research assistant from February to July 2017. Her research is focused on cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and blockchain-technology. As part of the ‘KryptoStaat’ project, she worked closely with scientists from technological-economical fields as well as from financial law.

After studying law at the University of Vienna, the University of Sidney and the University of Luzern, she worked at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna. Her research there focused on Space- and Technology-Law. Besides that, she studied Environment and Bio-Resources Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna.

Additionally she completed several internships at different law firms in Vienna, among those bpv Hügel, DLA Piper and Lansky, Ganzger and Partner.

She works for IG Windkraft since August 2017.


Reports:

Matthias Spielkamp, MA MA – AlgorithmWatch: What's there to see?
LTS LunchTimeSeries, January 25, 2017
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Workshop: Cryptocurrencies, Digital Transactions, Public Transformations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, March 10, 2017
Report (PDF)

Dr. Kyoko Sato, PhD – Nuclear Imaginaries in Japan: From Hiroshima to Fukushima
LTS LunchTimeSeries, June 21, 2017
Report (PDF)

DDr. Kathrin Bayer

DDr. Kathrin Bayer

Kathrin Bayer had been a scientific assistant at the Institute of Law from October 2016 untill March 2017. Her research interests includes environmental law, water law, hunting law as well as building and plant law.
After graduating from law school at the University of Graz, she completed her court praxis at the Higher Regional Court of Graz. Since April 2012 she has been a lawyer at the law firm of Eisenberger & Herzog which is specialised in public and environmental law.

In April 2017 she returned to Eisenberger & Herzog.

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Mag. Dr.iur. Andreas Stefan Huber

Mag. Dr.iur. Andreas Stefan Huber

Andreas Stefan Huber had been a teaching and research assistant at the Institute of Law from February 2013 until January 2017. His research interests include innovation and technology law, food and environmental law, European and international administrative cooperation, and the didactics of law.

He studied law at the University of Vienna as well as the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). After graduation, he obtained his PhD from the University of Vienna, writing his thesis on European risk regulation.

Among other things, he has worked at the law firms Dorda Brugger Jordis and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, and has been a university assistant at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Vienna. He completed his court praxis at the Vienna Regional Criminal Court as well as the District Court Döbling.

Currently, he works at the Austrian Constitutional Court (VfGH).

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Mag. Lisa Müllner

Mag. Lisa Müllner

Lisa Müllner had been a tutor at the Institute of Law since February 2016. She studied law at the University of Vienna. She is particularly interested in the interdisciplinary didactics of law as well as fundamental and human rights.

Previously, she worked at the law firms Graf & Pitkowitz and Ecker Embacher Neugschwendtner, and she used to be a research assistant at the Institute of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna within the scope of the research platform Nano-Norms-Nature.

Currently she works as an associate at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Mag. Julia Kandler

Mag. Julia Kandler

Julia Kandler was a tutor at the Institute of Law for four semesters. She studied law at the University of Vienna and completed a semester abroad at the University of Cyprus in Nikosia. She is particularly interested in environmental and European law.

Also, she worked at the law firms Hofbauer & Nokaj and Taufner Huber Taubner as well as at the Viennese Bar Association.

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Mag. Dr. Sandra Wachter, M.Sc. (Oxford)

Mag. Dr. Sandra Wachter, M.Sc. (Oxford)

Sandra Wachter was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Law. Her research and teaching focus on innovation and technology law, internet and data protection law, human rights law and interdisciplinary legal communication.  

After completing her Master’s degree in law at the University of Vienna and her Master’s of Science (Social Science of the Internet) at the University of Oxford, she obtained her PhD in law from the University of Vienna. In her doctoral thesis she focused on emerging technologies, digital democracy and surveillance methods in Europe.

She worked as a research fellow and teaching assistant at the Institute of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna and at the Federal Ministry of Health where she dealt with issues concerning medical law. In addition, she was a member of the public policy team at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, where she promoted innovation and secure sustainability.

Currently, Sandra Wachter is a Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Data Ethics, AI, robotics and Internet Regulation/cyber-security at the Oxford Internet Institute.