Dr. Laurence O'Hara, MPP (Harvard)

Senior Research Fellow
Contact Information
+49 228 91416-153

Research Fields:

Public Law and Public Administration, Political Theory, Jurisprudence

Research and Teaching History:

  • Since 2018 Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods (Prof. Christoph Engel), Bonn
  • Since 2016 Lecturer in Public Law (Hazard Prevention, Administrative Procedure and Judicial Review of Executive Action, Civil Service Law), Hamburg State Police Academy, University of Applied Sciences Branch
  • 2014-2015 Course Assistant in Economics ("Markets and Market Failure", Prof. George Borjas) and Political Science ("Comparative Politics", Prof. Quinton Mayne), Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge (Massachusetts)
  • 2010-2013 Research and Teaching Assistant, Bucerius Law School, Chair of Public Law, Science of Public Administration and Comparative Law (Prof. Hermann Pünder), Hamburg


  • Law Studies at Bucerius Law School and Yeshiva University (Cardozo School of Law, New York City); Scholarships from the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Bachelor of Laws 2009, First State Examination in Law 2010
  • Graduate Studies in Social Sciences at Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School); Full Scholarship from the German Federal Government and Harvard University (McCloy Fellow); Master in Public Policy 2015
  • Doctoral Studies at Bucerius Law School; Scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes); Doctor of Law 2017
  • Legal Traineeship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court (Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht), Hamburg; Second State Examination in Law 2018



Laurence O'Hara
Konsistenz und Konsens – Die Anforderungen des Grundgesetzes an die Folgerichtigkeit der Gesetze
Studien und Beiträge zum Öffentlichen Recht Volume 38, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2018


Junge Wissenschaft im Öffentlichen Recht e.V. (eds.)
Kollektivität – Öffentliches Recht zwischen Gruppeninteressen und Gemeinwohl – 52. Assistententagung Öffentliches Recht
Nomos, Baden-Baden 2012