Prof. Dr. Claudius Geisler

Of Counsel

Prof. Dr. Geisler studied law from 1985 to 1991 at the University of Bielefeld and the Free University (FU) of Berlin. He took both state exams in Berlin and was for several years research assistant at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Klaus Geppert, FU Berlin. In 1997, he defended his doctoral thesis obtained his doctorate degree in a field relating to guilt in criminal law. In the same year, he was appointed deputy director and member of the board of the Center for Criminology (KrimZ) in Wiesbaden, a research and documentation institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and all federal states. Since 1999, Mr. Geisler holds a lectureship at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz (judicial preparation course on offences against property).

In 2001, Mr. Geisler started his career in the judiciary. He initially worked as a public prosecutor at the Regional Court of Frankfurt a.M.. From 2002 to 2004, he was seconded to the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe (research assistant to Judge Prof. Dr. Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff). Subsequently, he worked as head of division of criminal law at the Ministry of Justice of the State of Hesse.

In 2005, Prof. Dr. Geisler was elected secretary general of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz. This is Prof. Dr. Geisler’s main occupation. In 2008 he was appointed honorary professor at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz. Since 2017 Prof. Dr. Geisler cooperates with Knierim & Kollegen Rechtsanwälte as Of Counsel.

Prof. Geisler publishes regularly in the fields of criminal law, the law of criminal procedure as well as penitentiary law. He also contributes to the renown Munich Commentary on the Criminal Code.

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