Prof. Dr. Christian Djeffal

Contact Details

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Christian Djeffal is Assistant Professor for Law, Science and Technology at the Technical University of Munich. At the Munich Center for Technology in Society and at the TUM School of Governance, he deals with the relationship between law and technology, focusing on new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the internet of things. He focuses on integrative and transdisciplinary legal approaches. He inquires into and actively engages in the digitalisation of law and jurisprudence.

Christian Djeffal took up his professorship at TUM in July 2019. Previously, he coordinated the research area "Global Constitutionalism and the Internet" of Professor Dr. Dr. hc Ingolf Pernice at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIS). At HIIS, he was also in charge of the project Digital Public Administration. Christian Djeffal received his doctorate from the Humboldt University of Berlin on "Static and evolutive interpretation of international treaties: a functional reconstruction" at the chair of Professor Dr. Georg Nolte. He studied law at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and at University College London.


    • Hütten Sholarship for the participation at the Academy of International Law (2011)
    • Sholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2005-2009)

    Key Publications

    Djeffal, C: "Normative Leitlinien für Künstliche Intelligenz in Regierung und Verwaltung". In: (Un)berechenbar? Algorithmen und Automatisierung in Staat und Gesellschaft. Editors: Mohabbat Kar R, Thapa B, Parycek P. Berlin 2018. 493-515


    Djeffal, C: "Das Internet der Dinge und die öffentliche Verwaltung: Auf dem Weg zum Smart Government?". Deutsches Verwaltungsblatt (DVBl). 2017: 808-816


    Djeffal, C: "Static and Evolutive Treaty Interpretation: A Functional Reconstruction". Cambridge University Press. 2016


    Djeffal, C: "Die herrschende Meinung als Argument: Ein didaktischer Beitrag in historischer und theoretischer Perspektive", Zeitschrift für das Juristische Studium (ZJS). 2013; 5: 463-466


    Djeffal, C: "The Iron Rhine Case – A Treaty’s Journey from Peace to Sustainable Development", Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (ZaöRV), 2011; 71: 569-586