Dr. Stefan Schlegel, 2016-2018
Stefan Schlegel studied law in Zurich (CH) and Lyon (France) with specializations in Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law, and International Law. He worked as a research assistant with Prof. Walter Kälin at the University of Berne where Stefan wrote his Ph.D. on the topic of Immigration Law in the Economic Analysis of Law, describing the right to decide over someone’s migration as a property right. Before starting his Ph.D., Stefan worked in a law firm, briefly for Amnesty International Switzerland and as a Journalist. Stefan got increasingly involved in Immigration Law as a student and volunteered in different local NGOs providing legal advice to irregular migrants and asylum seekers. Stefan is a co-founder of the young Swiss Think Tank “foraus – Forum Aussenpolitik” (www.foraus.ch), a former member of its executive board and the former responsible for its migration program that provides policy papers on Swiss Immigration law and policies. In 2015, Stefan was a visiting Ph.D. Fellow at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.