Johann Laux
Program Affiliate, Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project

Johann Laux is a legal scholar whose research explores normative questions of legal authority from the perspective of institutional design, such as the processing of evidence in international law and the effect of digital automatization on legal decision-making. Johann came to NYU as an Emile Noël Fellow in 2019. Previously, he was part of Amnesty International’s inaugural Digital Verification Corps and taught digital ethics as well as law and politics at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Johann holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Hamburg, a master’s in political science from the London School of Economics, a master’s in public international law and European Union law from the University of Hamburg, and a baccalaureus iuris in law from the University of Hamburg. He studied philosophy at King’s College London and was a visiting doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley from 2016 to 2018. He interned at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Johann has extensive experience as a journalist. His writing has appeared in, amongst other publications, Die ZEIT and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.


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