Bernhard Schima

Hon.Prof. Univ.Doz. Dr. Bernhard Schima, LL.M.
External Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae

  • studied law in Vienna (magister iuris 1991, doctor iuris 1994) and Paris and at Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1994)

  • end of 1994: member of the Department for Legal Affairs in European Integration in the Constitutional Law Section of the Austrian Federal Chancellery

  • from 1995 to 2003 member of the chambers of Judge Dr Peter Jann at the European Court of Justice

  • since September 2003 member of the European Commission Legal Service

  • postdoctoral qualification to lecture in European law (Habilitation) obtained at the University of Graz in 2004

  • honorary professor of European Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (since 2010)

  • since June 2013 legal adviser in the European Commission Legal Service

  • EU Fellow at Yale University (2013-2014)

  • since September 2015 assistant to the Director-General of the European Commission Legal Service

  • has taught and published extensively on various matters of European Union law

Main research interest

  • judicial protection and institutional Union law

  • Union fundamental rights

  • internal market

Selected recent publications

  • Das Vorabentscheidungsverfahren vor dem EuGH. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rechtslage in Österreich und Deutschland (3., völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage, Wien 2015) XVI, 258 Seiten

  • Das Verfahren vor dem EuGH, in: Wilhelm Bergthaler/Christoph Grabenwarter (Hrsg), Musterhandbuch öffentliches Recht (Wien 2015)

  • EU fundamental rights and Member State action after Lisbon: putting the ECJ's case law in its context, Fordham International Law Journal 2015, 1097-1133