Prof. John Henry Dingfelder Stone

Prof. Dr. iur. John Dingfelder Stone was born, raised and educated in Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Texas at Austin (U.S.A.), followed by a Master of Laws in Public International Law (LL.M.) with distinction from the University of Nottingham (U.K.) and then a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from the University of Texas School of Law (U.S.A). He recently completed his Dr. iur at the Universität Hamburg; the dissertation manuscript will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

After four years as an Assistant District Attorney in Texas, both as a trial and appellate prosecutor, Prof. Dingfelder Stone moved to Germany. He spent many years teaching at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germersheim, as well as the law faculty of the Universität Heidelberg. During this time he was also a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, where he worked as an editor on the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Later, as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Prof. Dingfelder Stone provided technical legal support through Rule of Law programs for countries such as Jordan, Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia.

Prof. Dingfelder Stone has published numerous scholarly articles in leading legal journals in both the United States and Germany, as well as co-writing an amicus curiae brief before the United States Supreme Court. He was appointed as a Professor of Law with a focus on International and Public Law at the Hochschule Rhein-Waal in 2015, and won the Hochschule’s Teaching Award for Outstanding Lecturer in 2016.