Prof Dr Mark Alexander Zöller studied law at the University of Mannheim, Germany and did his legal internship in the circuit covered by the Palatine Higher Regional Court in Zweibrücken, Germany. As a law student he worked at the chair of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wolter, writing his thesis on criminal proceedings and obtaining his doctor's degree with a "summa cum laude". Subsequent to his post-graduate internship, he became an assistant lecturer under the chair of Prof. Dr. Wolter and obtained his postdoctoral qualification by presenting a thesis on criminal law related to terrorism, which was met with a high degree of interest. The University of Mannheim awarded him university teaching credentials for German, European and international criminal law and criminal procedure law as well as for law relating to economic offences. In addition, he was a scholar of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and was in the Elite Program for Postdoctoral Fellows of Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.
In 2008, he was appointed Professor of German, European and International Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the University of Treves, where he was also made the Director of the Institute for German and European Criminal Procedure Law and Police Law (ISP) in the same year. Additionally in 2014/2015 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Treves.
Prof. Dr. Zöller is a regular contributor, consultant and expert of Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German People's Study Foundation), for the State-owned further legal training service for Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, for the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), and also for Ministries of Justice and the Interior, as well as for law academies both in Germany and in other countries. Furthermore, he is a member of the editorial board of Zeitschrift für Internationale Strafrechtsdogmatik (Magazine for International Criminal Law Doctrine, ZIS), a permanent contributor to the magazine published under the title of Goltdammer's Archiv für Strafrecht (GA), editor of the series on German and European Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law issued by Nomos publishers, co-editor of the series on law relating to economic offences published by C.F. Müller as well as General Manager and Member of the Working Group on Criminal Procedure Law and Police Law.
Prof. Dr. Zöller has extensive international experience, e.g., as a Visiting Researcher or Fellow at the Tulane University Law School, New Orleans (USA), at he Gould School of Law, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USA) as well as at the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong. The many lectures he has held in Turkey, Taiwan, Italy, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Portugal, the USA and in other countries has enabled him to establish contacts with criminal law experts in practice, science and politics all over the world.
Before joining the Gercke | Wollschläger law firm as of counsel, he gathered practical experience as an expert in the fields of law relating to economic offences and in particular to corruption and foreign trade, intelligence services, European and International criminal law as well as in criminal law related to the media.
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