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Jürgen Busch (Austria)

Since 2014 Jürgen Busch works in the central administration of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW: www.oeaw.ac.at), the biggest non-university research institution in Austria. There he currently holds the position of the head of unit of the Academy’s in-house Grant Service, i.a. practicing EU (administrative) law and being in charge of the management of the consultation, information, training and support activities involved in the application and implementation of (EU-)research grants. He studied history, political science, law, and legal theory in Vienna, Leuven, Brussels and Florence. Before joining the OeAW he worked as pre-doc researcher, project manager and project director in the fields of Legal History, Jurisprudence, International and Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Skills at the Universities of Vienna (AT, www.univie.ac.at) and Lucerne (CH, www.unilu.ch) and as an Erasmus programme manager at the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD, wwww.oead.at). He was visiting researcher at the Legal Studies Department of the Central European University Budapest (http://legal.ceu.edu) and visiting fellow at the City University Hong Kong’s School of Law (http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/slw/index/).

He carries out research in the fields of jurisprudence (legal theory), international and comparative constitutional law, and legal history/history of legal science (http://oeaw.academia.edu/JürgenBusch). Based on his related research activities he also works (part time) as a university lecturer, currently giving regular classes in comparative law, jurisprudence/legal theory and legal skills (legal writing) at the law schools of the University of Vienna and the Masaryk University of Brno. 

He is the co-founder and member of the board/member of the teaching faculty of two international (double degree) postgraduate master programmes (LL.M. in Legal Theory of the European Academy of Legal Theory at the Goethe University Frankfurt/Main: http://www.legaltheory.eu/llm_in_legal_theory; LL.M. in European and Asian Legal Studies at the University of Vienna: http://www.postgraduatecenter.at/eals/home/) and member of the Council of the European Forum Alpbach (www.alpbach.org). He serves as a Secretary General of the European Academy of Legal Theory (www.legaltheory.eu) and participates in the Central and Eastern European Forum of Young Legal, Political and Social Theorists (www.cee-forum.org).

He is co-founder, co-author and former co-editor of the “SchreibGuide Jus”, a leading legal writing guide in Austria.