Brief Bio

Prof. Dr. Markus Heintzen was born in Eitorf/ Sieg, Germany, in 1960. He studied law and philosophy at the University of Bonn and graduated by passing the First State Exam in 1984. After mandatory military service he was employed as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Isensee (chair in public law at the University of Bonn) from 1985 to 1988 and absolved the Referendariat (legal traineeship required by German Law) in the district of the Oberlandesgericht Köln (Higher Regional Court of Appeals in Cologne) from 1986 to 1989. In 1987 he obtained his Ph.D. with a thesis on “Foreign relations of private organizations” at the University of Bonn. After that, he passed the Second State Exam in 1989.

In 1994, having spent five years as academic assistant to Prof. Dr. Isensee at the Institute for Public Law at the University of Bonn, he finished his habilitation thesis on “The category of competence in federal state law”.

He then functioned as Professor for Public Law at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg from 1994 to 1997. In October 1997, he was appointed Professor for Public, Administrative and Tax Law at the Free University of Berlin. During the years 2007 and 2009 he served as Dean of the Law Faculty at the Free University of Berlin.

He cooperates closely with colleagues from Japan, Italy, Russia and United States. Recent conferences have led him to Istanbul, St. Petersburg and Tokyo.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Comparative Income Taxation (Fall 2012)
  • State Liability in Tort (Fall 2012)