Univ.-Prof. Dr. jur. Margarete Schuler-Harms

Chair of the Professorship for Public Law, especially Public Commercial Law and Environmental Law

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg

Postfach 70 08 22
22008 Hamburg

Room: H1, 2118

Phone: +4940 6541-2782
Fax: +4940 6541-2087

E-mail: [email protected]

Office: Anja Lahann
Phone: +4940 6541-2621

Portrait Schuler-Harms

Office hours

Due to the still ongoing pandemic, the professorship is not always reachable by phone and can only be contacted by e-mail. After scheduling an appointment by e-mail, a consultation can take place via phone or MS Teams.


Margarete Schuler-Harms studied law in Freiburg im Breisgau. In Baden-Württemberg, she also took the second state examination. From 1986 until 1989, she was legal adviser of the instution for cable communication (a predecessor of the instution for media in Berlin-Brandenburg). She was awarded a doctorate at the faculty of law of the University of Hamburg in 1995, where she also qualified as a professor in 2004. After being interim professor at the University of Hamburg, the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main and the Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces, she was appointed to the professorship for public law, especially public commercial law and environmental law at Helmut-Schmidt-University in 2006. In 2015/2016, she served as dean of the faculty for economics and social sciences. She has been vice president for research at the university since 01/01/2022.


Register of publications (in German)

Research topics

  • Media Law:
    media constitutional law, media oversight law, media control
  • Public Family Law:
    especially constitutional law, social and taxation law, right of residence of families
  • Social Insurance Law, Health Law
  • Research focus of the professorship: legal questions on autonomous mobility

Memberships (selection)

  • Deputy judge at the constitutional court of Hamburg
  • Member and deputy chair at the academic advisory council on family matters at the Federal Ministry for Families, Seniors, Women and Youth
  • Spokesperson for the Grouping of Social Law Northern Germany (SVN)
  • Member of the ethics committee at the hospital of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg

Register of memberships (in German)


Letzte Änderung: 22. September 2022