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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

Room: W 219
Phone: +49 621 181-1307

E-mail: eberdica(at)

Rabea Döllinger

Room: W 240
Phone: +49 621 181-1398

E-mail: rdoellin(at)

Meta Geisbüsch

Consultation hours:
Tue 10 a.m. – noon

Room: W 219
Phone: +49 621 181-1321

E-mail: meta.geisbuesch(at)

  • About Meta Geisbüsch

    Meta Geisbüsch studied Law at Maastricht University and the University of Vienna (European and International Law). She also holds an LL.M. degree from Heidelberg University, for which she received a VSB Foundation scholarship.

    Before joining the University of Mannheim as M.C.B.L. Program Coordinator and university teacher, Ms. Geisbüsch worked, among others, for the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in The Hague. She was a team member of the C2000 project (C2000 is the national telecommunications network used by the Netherlands’ public safety and security organizations). Her areas of interest include CFSP / CSDP and the external relations of the European Union.

Dr. Martin Jarrett

Room: W 221
Phone: +49 621 181-1441

E-mail: mjarrett(at)

  • About Martin Jarrett

    Professional qualifications

    • Solicitor and barrister (New South Wales, Australia) (not practicing)

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor of Arts (University of Newcastle, Australia) (2009)
    • Bachelor of Laws (with first class honors) (University of Newcastle, Australia) (2009)
    • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law, Sydney, Australia) (2011)
    • Doctorate (summa cum laude) (University of Mannheim) (2018)

    Career as a lawyer

    • Linklaters LLP, Frankfurt (2011 – 2012)
    • Melchers Rechtsanwälte, Heidelberg (2012 – 2014)

    Career as a researcher

    • Academic staff member, University of Mannheim (since 2012)

    Selected publications


    • 'Contributory Fault and Investor Misconduct in Investment Arbitration’ (Cambridge University Press) (2019)

    Journal articles and contributions to compilations

    • ‘Contributory Fault in Foreign Investment Law’ in Behme et al., Versicherungsmechanismen im Recht (2016)
    • ‘Legally Protecting Upstream Investments’ in 1 University of Eastern Finland Energy Law Review (2016)
    • 'Optional Dispute Resolution Clauses and Conditional Arbitration Agreements’ in 9 Asian International Arbitration Journal (2014)


    • Englische Fachsprache – Wirtschaft und Recht (Introduction to Anglo-American Law)
    • International Contract Law
    • International Investment Law


    • Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Szeged), Hungary (2018): ‘Judicial Expropriation of Intellectual Property Investments'
    • Masaryk University, Czech Republic (2018): ‘Environmental Warning Labels: the Perspective from International Investment Law’.
    • University of Sydney, Australia (2017): 'An Overview of Contributory Fault Defences in International Investment Law'
    • Kobe University, Japan (2016): ‘Intellectual Property Investments and the Locality Condition for Jurisdiction’.
    • University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2015): ‘Causation, Expropriation, and Taxation’.
    • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (2015): ‘Contributory Fault in Foreign Investment Law’.
    • University of Eastern Finland, Finland (2015): ‘Expropriation of Upstream Assets’.

    Teaching contracts at international universities

    • Umeå University (2013 – 2018)
    • International Hellenic University (2013) 
    • Budapest University (2014 – 2015)
    • University of Osijek (2014)
    • Ankara University (2014)
    • University of Sassari (2015)
    • Carlos III University of Madrid (2016 – 2017)
    • University of Athens (2016)
    • Swansea University (2017)

    Research trips

    • George Washington University (July 2018 – August 2018)
    • University of Sydney (July 2017 – August 2017)

Marija Turkovic

Room: W 221
Phone: +49 621 181-1441

E-mail: turkovic(at)

  • About Marija Turkovic

    Marija Turkovic joined the Department of Law of the University of Mannheim as a university teacher in 2016. She holds an LL.M. degree in European and International Law from the Europa Institut, Saarland University, Germany, as well as LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Before joining the University of Mannheim, Ms. Turkovic was a research fellow at the Department of Civil Law, Economic Law and Intellectual Property of the University of Technology in Kaiserslautern. She was involved in a research project on the legal mechanisms for further promotion of clean technology development in the European Union. The project was supported by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU).

    Ms. Turkovic’s principal teaching and doctoral research interests lie in the fields of energy law, environmental law, and the external relations of the European Union. She is the author of several research papers concerning environmental technology innovations and renewable energy policy development. Moreover, her research proposal on the particular issues of the Emissions Trading System of the European Union, which she wrote in cooperation with the Department of Economics, was awarded the University of Mannheim GESS Prize in 2017.

Raphael Oidtmann

Room: W 219
Phone: +49 621 181-1321

E-mail: raphael.oidtmann(at)

  • About Raphael Oidtmann

    Raphael joined the Department of Law of the University of Mannheim as a university teacher and research fellow in 2015. He completed master’s programs in politics (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), international and comparative law (University of Mannheim / University of Adelaide), and international relations (University of Cambridge).

    Apart from serving in various capacities at the University of Mannheim, Raphael was also a research fellow at the Chair of Public Law, International and European Law, Media Law (Prof. Dörr) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

    His principal teaching and research interests lie in the fields of public international law, international criminal law, human rights, and the law of armed conflict as well as the interplay between international law and international relations. He has authored multiple publications in these areas, given various presentations at international conferences, and advised governments and NGOs. Raphael is an alumnus of the The Hague Academy of International Law and has held guest lectureships and appointments as a visiting scholar at universities in Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.