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Prof. Dr. Andreas Auer

Prof. Dr. Andreas Auer

Counsel, LL.M.

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Auer is a well known expert for problems of democracy, federalism, constitutional adjudication as well as national and international constitutional developments.


  • Seit 2013: Counsel with Umbricht Attorneys
  • 2008-2013: Professor for Public Law at the University of Zurich
  • 2000-2003: Dean of the Law Faculty in Geneva
  • 2003: Grand Walther Hug award
  • 1998-2012: Counsel at ZPG Attorneys at Law, Geneva
  • 1980-2008: Professor for constitutional law at the University of Geneva (UNIGE)
  • 1975: Dr. iur. (University of Neuchâtel)
  • 1973: LL.M. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas (USA)
  • 1971: lic.iur (University of Neuchâtel)

Preferred Areas of Work

Constitutional Law (Federal, Cantonal, Municipal), Comparative Constitutional Law, Direct Democracy, Administrative Law, Public Litigation, Transnational Law, Migration Law, Transportation Law


  • Editorial Board European Constitutional Law Review The Hague
  • Founding director of the Centre for Research on Direct Democracy (1993; www.c2d.ch) of

    the Centre Universitaire de Droit International Humanitaire à Genève (2003; www.adh-geneva.ch) and

    the Centre for Democracy in Aarau (2007; www.zdaarau.ch)


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