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Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

Academic Staff

The dean's office employs a team of academic staff members, who offer courses for the Department’s different Law programs that are given in English or that teach key competences.

Dr. Elisa Berdica

Dr. Elisa Berdica

Research Fellow and Lecturer
University of Mannheim
Department of Law
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 219
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
By appointment
Rabea Döllinger, Ass. iur.

Rabea Döllinger, Ass. iur.

Research Fellow and Lecturer
University of Mannheim
Department of Law
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 240
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.C.B.L.

Berina Fischinger-Corbo, M.C.B.L.

Research Fellow and Lecturer
University of Mannheim
Department of Law
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 219
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Thu 10–12 a.m., and by appointment
Marelie Manders

Marelie Manders

Research Fellow and Lecturer
University of Mannheim
Department of Law
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 221
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
Raphael Oidtmann

Raphael Oidtmann

Research Fellow and Lecturer
University of Mannheim
Department of Law
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 221
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
  • About Raphael Oidtmann

    Raphael joined Mannheim Law School as a lecturer and research fellow in 2015. He holds master’s degrees in politics (MA 2012; Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), international and comparative law (MCL 2014; University of Mannheim/University of Adelaide) and international relations (MSt 2017; University of Cambridge). He is an alumnus of the Hague Academy of International Law (2012) and currently an external PhD candidate at the Institute of Political Science at Goethe University Frankfurt (supervised by Professor Nicole Deitelhoff). In addition therewith, he is an associated fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (‘Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung’).

    Besides serving in various capacities at the University of Mannheim, Raphael also held appointments as a research fellow at the Chair for Public Law, International and European Law, Media Law (Professor Dieter Dörr) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and as a visiting researcher at the Center for Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCCS) at the University of Melbourne and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.

    His principal teaching and research interests pertain to (general) international law, international criminal law, the history of international law, human rights and the law of armed conflict as well as international relations theory and history, geopolitics, international security studies and European Union integration. In particular, he is interested in the interplay of international law and international relations in these areas. Recently, his research has thus focussed on (1) the actorness qualities of international institutions (in particular international (criminal) courts and tribunals, (2) the securitization of global health and its ramifications for contemporary international law as well as (3) questions of implementing and maintaining (international criminal) jurisdiction in areas of limited statehood (such as the High Seas, the Arctic or Antarctica).

    He has widely published in these as well other areas, regularly contributes to international conferences and research networks and has advised governments and (I)NGOs. He is a member of the editorial team of voelkerrechtsblog.org and has held guest lectureships and appointments as visiting scholar at universities in Australia, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Raphael is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures (FRSA), a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and a Member of the Royal Historian Society (MRHistS). Moreover, he is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) and an active member of a broad range of professional societies, including the International Law Association (ILA), the European Society for International Law (ESIL) as well as the American Political Science Association (APSA).

    A detailed CV, a current list of publications and presentations as well as the names of referees may be requested here.

Marija Turkovic Popovski

Marija Turkovic Popovski

Research Fellow and Lecturer
University of Mannheim
Department of Law
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 221
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
  • About Marija Turkovic Popovski

    Marija Turkovic Popovski joined the School of Law, University of Mannheim, as the university lecturer and research fellow in 2016. She holds a master's degree (LL.M.) in European and International Law from the Europa Institut, Saarland University in Germany, as well LL.M. and LL.B. degrees from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She was the DAAD sholarship holder.

    Before joining the University of Mannheim, Ms. Turkovic Popovski was a research fellow at the Department of Civil Law, Economic Law and Intellectual Property, University of Technology in Kaiserslautern. She was engaged in a research on the legal mechanisms for further promotion of clean technology development in the European Union. The research was supported by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU).

    Marija’s principal teaching and doctoral research interests lie in the fields of the EU Energy Law, Data Protection Law, Environmental Law and the international relations of the European Union. She is the author of several research papers and projects concerning environmental technology innovations and renewable energy policy development. Moreover, the research proposal on the particular issues of the Emissions Trading System of the European Union, which she wrote in cooperation with the School of Economics, was awarded the University of Mannheim GESS Prize in 2017.