Kiel Marine Science

Prof. Dr. Nele Matz-Lück

Westring 400 (Alte UB), 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-2083
Telefax: +49 431 880-1619

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Information about Prof. Dr. Nele Matz-Lück


Nele Matz-Lück studied law in Trier, Lausanne and Heidelberg. After postgraduate studies in Great Britain and a Legal Clerkship with stays in Bonn, Speyer and Den Haag, she earned her doctorate in Heidelberg in 2003. After further career stations that took her to the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and — as a research assistant — to the German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, she was appointed Professor of the Law of the Sea and co-director of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at Kiel University.

Since 2014 she is Adjunct Professor at the K.G. Jepsen Centre for the Law of the Sea in Tromsø, Norway.

Research questions

  • What is the legal framework regulating activities being undertaken in the open sea and the seafloor?
  • What liability issues can arise?
  • What tools can be implemented to conserve marine biological diversity, e.g. in marine protected areas?
Current Research

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