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Bruno Simma
Law School

Professor Simma, while formally on leave during his tenure at the International Court of Justice, occasionally teaches two short courses at the Law School. 

International Court of Justice Judge Bruno Simma first came to the Law School in 1986 as a visiting professor.

From 1987 to 1992, he held a joint appointment on the faculty while also serving on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and as vice president of the German Society of International Law.

In 1995, Simma was both a visiting professor at the Law School and a lecturer at The Hague Academy of International Law. Since 1997, he has been a member of the Law School’s Affiliated Overseas Faculty. Some of his other experience includes serving as dean of the Munich Faculty of Law, being a member of the UN International Law Commission, serving as Professor of International Law and European Community Law, and as director of the Institute of International Law at the University of Munich.

Professor Simma has been co-agent and counsel in cases before the International Court of Justice and has provided expertise for conflict-prevention activities of the UN Secretary General. He serves as a member of the Court of Arbitration in Sports of the International Olympic Committee. He is also co-founder and co-editor of the European Journal of International Law as well as co-founder of the European Society of International Law.

In 2003 Bruno Simma was admitted to the prestigious Institut de droit international.