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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


    Journal articles and contributions to compilations

    • 'A New Energy Charter Treaty for the Clean Energy Future' (in edited collection (Hart Publishing) with Prof. Peter Cameron, Prof. Volker Roeben, and Dr. Shawn Mu serving as editors) (25 pages) (forthcoming)
    • 'A Theory of Causation for International Investment Law’ (in edited collection with Prof. Basak Çali serving as editor) (55 pages) (forthcoming)
    • 'Reprisals Against Illegal Investments’ (in edited collection with Dr. Jean Ho and Dr. Mavluda Sattorova serving as editors) (30 pages) (forthcoming)
    • 'Adjudicating on the Validity of Domestic Rules in Investment Arbitration’ in Sammelwerk (Herausgeber: Prof. Stephan Schill) (40 pages) (forthcoming)
    • '“In Accordance with Host State Law”-Clauses, Inherent Legality, and Good Faith Requirements’ (in edited collection with Prof. August Reinisch and Prof. Stephan Schill serving as editors) (35 pages) (forthcoming)
    •  ‘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

    Speaking Engagements

    • Strathmore University, Kenya (July 2019).
      • Topic: ‘The Validity of Investor Obligations in Investment Treaties’.
      • Conference: Fourth African International Economic Law Network Biennial Conference.
    • Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary (May 2019).
      • Topic: ‘A Theory of Causation for International Investment Law’.
      • Workshop: ESIL-ELTE Law School Joint Workshop on 'Attribution, causality and evidentiary rules: Mere technicalities or the heart of the matter? Secondary rules of primary importance’.
    • University of Sydney (Sydney Centre for International Law), Australia (February 2019 (invited speaker)).
      • Topic: ‘State Responsibility for the MH17 Incident’.
      • Conference: 2019 SCIL ‘Year in Review’.
    • University of Canterbury, New Zealand (February 2019).
      • Topic: ‘Reimaging Expropriation in International Investment Law’.
      • Conference: ANZSIL International Economic Law Interest Group 2019 Workshop.
    • National University of Singapore, Singapore (January 2019 (invited speaker)).
      • Topic: ‘Reprisals Against Illegal Investments’.
      • Workshop: ‘Investors’ International Law’ (closed-door workshop).
    • University of Vienna, Austria (December 2018 (invited speaker)).
      • Topic: ‘“In Accordance with Host State Law”-Clauses, Inherent Legality, and Good Faith Requirements’.
      • Workshop: ‘Investment Protection Standards and the Rule of Law’ (an event organised by the International Law Association’s Committee ‘Rule of Law and International Investment Law’).
    • University of Dundee, United Kingdom (December 2018 (invited speaker)).
      • Topic: ‘The Defence of Mismanagement in International Investment Law’.
      • Presentation for the monthly academic staff meeting of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.
    • Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Szeged), Hungary (May 2018 (invited speaker)).
      • Topic: ‘Rethinking Expropriation of Intellectual Property Investments’.
      • Conference: ‘Free trade, public interest and reality: new generation free trade agreements and national regulatory sovereignty’.
    • Masaryk University, Czechia (April 2018).
      • Topic: ‘Environmental Warning Labels: the Perspective from International Investment Law’.
      • Conference: ‘Contemporary Challenges to International Law and Policy on Sustainable Development, Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Protection, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer’.
    • University of Sydney (Sydney Centre for International Law), Australia (August 2017).
      • Topic: ‘An Overview of Contributory Fault Defences in International Investment Law’.
      • Workshop dedicated to topic.
    • Kobe University, Japan (January 2016).
      • Topic: ‘Intellectual Property Investments and the Locality Condition for Jurisdiction’.
      • Conference: ‘2nd Kobe Seminar on International Investment Law 2016’.
    • University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (November 2015).
      • Topic: ‘Causation, Expropriation, and Taxation’.
      • Conference: ‘Settlement of Tax Disputes Under International Law’.
    • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (May 2015).
      • Topic: ‘Contributory Fault in Foreign Investment Law’.
      • Conference: ‘Versicherungsmechanismen im Recht’ (Insurance Mechan-isms in Law).
    • University of Eastern Finland, Finland (February 2015).
      • Topic: ‘Expropriation of Upstream Assets’.
      • Conference: ‘Energy Transitions’

    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 stays

    • Uni. Sydney (December 2018 – March 2019)
    • Uni. Helsinki (August 2018 – September 2019)
    • 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.