Dr Kathrin Hamenstädt

Dr Kathrin Hamenstädt

Birmingham Law School
DAAD Lecturer

Contact details

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Kathrin teaches German law and European Union law. Her research focuses broadly on European Union law, constitutional law, fundamental rights law, and migration law.


  • PhD (Maastricht University, NL)
  • Second State Examination (Berlin, D)
  • LL.M. (Maastricht University, NL)
  • First State Examination (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, D)


Dr Kathrin Hamenstädt joined Birmingham Law School as a DAAD-Lecturer in September 2023. Prior to joining Birmingham, Kathrin held positions as Assistant Professor (Leiden University, NL), Lecturer in Law (Brunel University, UK), DAAD-Lecturer (King's College London, UK) and tutor in law (Maastricht University, NL).


  • German Public Law
  • German Private Law
  • European Union Law


My research focuses broadly on European Union law, constitutional law, fundamental rights law, and migration law.



Recent publications


Hamenstaedt, K 2022, The Margins of Discretion in Transnational Administrative Acts: Expulsion Decisions and Entry Bans Following a Criminal Conviction. 1st edn, Bloomsbury Publishing, Oxford. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781509926015


Hamenstaedt, K 2021, 'Mutual (Dis-)trust in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice?', Review of European Administrative Law, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 5-28. https://doi.org/10.7590/187479821x16254887670865

Hamenstaedt, K 2020, 'Expulsion and ‘Legal Otherness’ in Times of Growing Nationalism', European Law Review, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 453-470.

Hamenstaedt, K 2017, 'European Union citizenship: The pitfalls of a fundamental status', Annual Review of Law and Ethics, vol. 25, pp. 171-196.

Hamenstaedt, K 2017, 'The impact of the duration of lawful residence on the rights of European Union citizens and their third-country family members', Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law. https://doi.org/10.1177/1023263x17693188

Hamenstaedt, K 2013, 'The Protection of Turkish Citizens Against Expulsion—This Far and No Further? The Impact of the Ziebell Case', German Law Journal. https://doi.org/10.1017/s2071832200001784

Hamenstaedt, K 2011, 'Anmerkung zum Entschädigungsgedanken im Honeywell-Beschluss aus unionsrechtlicher Perspektive', Europarecht. https://doi.org/10.5771/0531-2485-2011-2-263

Hamenstaedt, K 2011, 'Case Notes ‘Case C-240/09 (Lesoochranárske zoskupenie VLK v. Ministerstvo životného prostredia Slovenskej republiky)’', Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law. https://doi.org/10.1177/1023263x1101800309


Hamenstaedt, K 2022, Legal Othering and the UK’s Hostile Environment Policy. in S Schoenmaekers & P Melin (eds), The Art of Moving Borders: Liber Amicorum Hildegard Schneider. 1st edn, Maastricht Law Series, vol. 25, Eleven International Publishing, pp. 227-242. <https://www.elevenpub.com/en/law/100-11728_The-Art-of-Moving-Borders#omschrijving>

Hamenstaedt, K 2020, Different Levels of ‘Legal Otherness’ in the Context of Expulsion and Entry Bans. in European Societies, Migration, and the Law. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108767637.010

Hamenstaedt, K 2017, Unionsbürgerschaft an der Schnittstelle zwischen Integration, Solidarität und sozialem Zusammenhalt. in Unionsbürgerschaft und Migration im aktuellen Europarecht. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845280394-41

Book/Film/Article review

Hamenstaedt, K 2019, 'Family Reunification in the EU. The Movement and Residence Rights of Third Country National Family Members of EU Citizens, by Chiara Berneri. (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017)', Common Market Law Review, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 284-285. <https://kluwerlawonline.com/journalarticle/Common+Market+Law+Review/56.1/COLA2019016>

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