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Prof. Dr. Thomas Wischmeyer

Marzena Skubatz

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wischmeyer has been appointed University Professor at Bielefeld University in August 2020. He serves, among other positions, as a member of the Board of the Institute of the Law of Intelligent Technology Systems (RiT) and of the Advisory Board of the German Chapter of the International Society of Public Law.

After his legal state examinations, Thomas Wischmeyer was initially a research assistant at the Federal Constitutional Court. In 2014, he received his doctorate from the Faculty of Law at the University of Freiburg, where he subsequently worked as an assistant professor at the Institute for Political Science and Philosophy of Law. From 2017 to 2020, Thomas Wischmeyer was a junior professor (tenure track) at Bielefeld University. In 2022, he completed his habilitation at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Stays abroad took him to Yale Law School (2012), as Emile Noël and DAAD Visiting Fellow to New York University (2016-2017), and to Beihang University in Beijing (2018). In 2018, Thomas Wischmeyer was appointed to the Data Ethics Committee of the German government. His scholarly work has received numerous awards, including "Legal Book of the Year" (2016).

Thomas Wischmeyer conducts research in the field of German and European constitutional and administrative law. He is particularly interested in information society law and legal and constitutional theory.

Selected Publications


  • Informationssicherheit [Cybersecurity], Mohr Siebeck (Jus Publicum, Bd. 317), 2023
  • Überwachung ohne Grenzen. Zu den rechtlichen Grundlagen nachrichtendienstlicher Tätigkeiten in den USA [Surveillance Without Borders], Reihe „Schriften zum Medien- und Informationsrecht“, Nomos 2017. 
  • Die Verfassung der Mitte [Constitutional Centrism], Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, München 2016 (with Andreas Voßkuhle).
  • Die Kosten der Freiheit. Grundrechtsschutz und Haushaltsautonomie [The Costs of Freedom. The Budgetary Dimension of Fundamental Rights Protection], Mohr Siebeck 2015.
  • Zwecke im Recht des Verfassungsstaates. Geschichte und Theorie einer Denkfigur [Purposes and the Law of the Constitutional State. History and Theory of a Concept], Mohr Siebeck 2015 (dissertation).

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