Konrad Lachmayer studied law at the University of Vienna, where he gained his Ph.D. in public law. He visited the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Germany) and the Central European University (Hungary). From 2013/14 to 2016, he held a research chair at the Institute of Legal Studies, Centre for Social Sciences at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and was first a research fellow and then a visiting fellow at Durham Law School (United Kingdom). Since 2017 he has been Professor for Public Law, European Law and Foundations of Law in the Faculty of Law at Sigmund Freud University (SFU) in Vienna.
His research and teaching focuses on International Constitutional Law, especially the methodology of constitutional comparison, climate change law, data protection, and Austrian and European public law, particularly in terms of democratic legitimation, rule of law and human rights.
Professor Lachmayer has written more than 150 articles for Austrian and international journals and has edited various collections of papers. He has given more than 200 presentations and lectures in 30 different countries and has organized around 50 conferences, panel discussions and other events. His research focuses on issues of democracy and the rule of law, comparative constitutional and administrative law, public economic law, environmental law and law and technology.
Konrad Lachmayer has been teaching with great enthusiasm for 20 years, contributing to the development of new teaching/learning formats. He currently teaches at Sigmund Freud University and has also worked at other Austrian universities, including the University of Vienna. Internationally, he has held courses and given guest lectures in England, India, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary, on subjects including Austrian public law, EU law, comparative constitutional law, international environmental law as well as legal methodology.
Professor Lachmayer is a regular reviewer for journals, publishing houses or research organizations, including the Vienna Journal of International Constitutional Law, Zeitschrift für Öffentliches Recht, Austrian Law Journal, Israel Law Review, NanoEthics, Perspectives on Federalism, Government and Opposition, Routledge Publishing, Edward Elgar Publishing, Contemporary Central & East European Law, European Research Council (ERC), Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft, Swiss Nation Science Foundation, Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), Flanders Research Foundation (FWO) and the European Science Foundation (ESF). He is a member of the FWO Review College from 2022 to 2024.
Konrad Lachmayer is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Parliamentary Studies (Brill), the Board of Advisors of the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (De Gruyter), the Editorial Board of the Hungarian Journal of Legal Studies (Akadémiai Kiadó), the Editorial Board of DANUBE: Law, Economics and Social Issues Review (EACO), and the International Editorial Board of the Anali Pravnog Fakultet of the University of Zenica.