Head of Chair
born 1970 in Gießen, Hesse, Germany
Kai von Lewinski is a full Professor and holds the Chair of Public Law, Media and Information Law at the Faculty of Law at Passau University, Bavaria, Germany since 2014. He also heads the Law Clinic on Information and Media Law in Passau. He serves as the Transfer Officer of the Faculty and is the head (Sprecher) of the research training group "Privacy and Digitalisation" (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1681/2 "Privatheit und Digitalisierung). Since April 2020 he is member of the Senate of Passau University.
From 2013 to 2014 he served as Research Director at the federal Data Protection Foundation ("Stiftung Datenschutz") in Leipzig. Before that, he was a research fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) during the summer semester 2013.
After having finished his second scientific thesis on fiscal insolvency and state bankruptcy ("Öffentlichrechtliche Insolvenz und Staatsbankrott") in 2010 he worked as a deputy professor at other universities (Bonn, Karlsruhe, Augsburg, Potsdam and Frankfurt/Oder).
From 2002 to 2010 he was a research assistant at Humboldt University in Berlin.
From 2000 to 2004, he worked as a lawyer at the international law firm Lovells (then Lovells Boesebeck Droste, today Hogan Lovells), both in their Frankfurt and Berlin offices.
In 2000, Kai von Lewinski had completed his doctorate on systematic legal thinking in 19th century's Germany ("Deutschrechtliche Systembildung im 19. Jahrhundert"). From 1997 to 1999 he was a junior lawyer ("Referendar") in Berlin. From 1991 to 1996, he studied law and later-on additionally history in Heidelberg, Berlin (Freie Universität, FU) and Freiburg.
From 1990 to 1991 he served in an artillery unit of the Bundeswehr.
He went to school in Gießen, Hesse, Germany, and Steyning, Sussex, England.