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Laura Jäckel

Laura Jäckel obtained her Abitur in Berlin in 2010. Following a voluntary service in Kiev and an internship at the Goethe Institute Paris she began studying law, Slavonic studies and philosophy at the University of Freiburg in 2011. From 2013 to 2015, she spent two semesters at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and a third semester at the University of Warsaw.

During her studies, she did internships at a Freiburg lawyer for migration law and at the German Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. She passed the First State Examination in Law in 2019. In 2020, she completed her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Slavonic Studies and philosophy with a thesis on contemporary Polish literature. From 2013 to 2018, she received a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

Since March 2020, she works as a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Eastern European and Comparative Law at the University of Cologne.

Areas of research

  • constitutional law

  • European and international law

  • Polish constitutional law

  • Russian constitutional law

  • comparative law

Current research project

Currently, Laura Jäckel is conducting research as part of her doctoral thesis on the topic of: "The Development of the Rule of Law in Poland in the Light of the European Understanding of the Rule of Law (Working Title)"



Laura Jäckel
PhD candidate