Valentin Jeutner

Associate Senior Lecturer, Attorney and Counselor at Law (New York), PhD, Master of Law (LLM), Bachelor of Jurisprudence

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


My teaching activities relate mostly to general Public International Law and the Theory of International Law. I also teach and have taught courses on European Union Law, International Energy Law, English Contract Law, English Criminal Law and Legal Philosophy.


I engage mainly in foundational research related to the nature and fundamental principles of (International) Law. During my doctoral studies I researched whether contradictory legal states, legal superpositions or legal dilemmas, could exist and how they should be addressed by legal orders. Currently, I work on a project that investigates the emergence of legal archetypes, in particular, the reasonable person. Alongside these theoretical areas, I am also interested in European and International Energy Law.


In an attempt to make my doctoral research more accessible, I produced the short film 'Aporia' illustrating aspects of my PhD thesis on Legal Dilemmas. The film is accessbile on Youtube. A more academic lecture about the topic of my dissertation is available here.

Alongside my research and teaching activities, I serve on the academic review board of the Cambridge International Law Journal, I am an editor of the Völkerrechtsblog and one of the directors overseeing the publication of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook. I am also one of the book review editors of the Nordic Journal of International Law.

Professional work

PhD (Cambridge), LLM (Georgetown), BA (Oxford), Attorney and Counselor at Law (New York State)

Recent research outputs

Valentin Jeutner, 2019 Mar 21, Völkerrechtsblog.

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog post

Valentin Jeutner, 2019 Mar 20, Völkerrechtsblog.

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