Prof. Dr. Tobias Jaag

Attorney at Law, LL.M., Counsel
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Prof. Dr. Tobias Jaag


Prof. Dr. Tobias Jaag has many years of experience in Public Law as a lawyer, judge and academic on the federal, cantonal and local levels. Mainly, he is active as a consultant for public administrations as well as for individuals.


  • Since 1981: Attorney and Counsel with Umbricht Attorneys Ltd.
  • 2015-2023: President of the Appeals Commission of the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Zurich 
  • 2008-2022: Member and Vice President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Bank for international Settlements (BIS)  
  • 2008-2009: Visiting researcher at the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg
  • 2006-2008: Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich
  • 2002-2003: Visiting researcher at the Université libre in Brussels
  • 1996: Visiting researcher and trainee at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg (CJEU)
  • 1990-2013: Professor of Constitutional, Administrative and (from 1997) European Law at the University of Zurich
  • 1985-1990: Associate Professor for Constitutional and Administrative Law of the University of Zurich
  • 1985-1998: Substitute Judge (1988-1990 part-time judge) at the Administrative Court of the Canton of Zurich
  • 1985-1990: Partner with Umbricht Attorneys
  • 1979: Admission to the Bar
  • 1976: Dr. iur., University of Zurich
  • 1975: LL.M., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, USA
  • 1972: lic. iur., University of Zurich

Preferred Areas of Work

Federal and Cantonal Constitutional and Administrative Law, Community Law, Government Liability, Public Personnel Law, Sanction Law, Legislation, Political Rights, Organizational and Procedural Law, Permits and Concessions, Public Property Law and Traffic Law, European Law (institutions)


  • Member of the Swiss and Zurich Jurists' Associations
  • Member of the Board of the Europe Institut at the University of Zurich
  • Member of the Swiss Association for European Law
  • Member of the Association of German Constitutional Law Professors


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