Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio
Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio began his professional career in Dinslaken, North Rhine-Westphalia in 1970 as a middle-grade municipal administrator. During this time he went back to school to complete his high-school graduation, subsequently studying jurisprudence at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and social sciences at Duisburg University (today the University of Duisburg-Essen).
After passing both state examinations in law in 1982 and 1985, Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio worked initially as a Judge at the Duisburg Court of Social Welfare, before becoming a Research Assistant at the Institute of Public Law at the University of Bonn in 1986. He completed his doctoral thesis here one year later, and in 1990 he wrote a doctoral thesis in social sciences.
After completing postdoctoral research in 1993, the same year he was appointed as Professor of Public Law at the University of Münster, and a few months later he accepted an appointment at the University of Trier. Between 1997 and 2003 Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio taught at LMU Munich, and since 2003 he has been Professor of Public Law at the University of Bonn. On December 16, 1999 Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio was appointed Justice of the Second Senate in Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court. His department covered in particular European law, international law, and parliamentary law.
On December 19, 2011, at the end of his twelve-year term of office, Prof. Dr. Dr. Udo Di Fabio received the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He continues to teach as a Professor at Bonn University, and his publications include contributions as Co-Editor of the academic journal Archiv des öffentlichen Rechts.