Konrad Lachmayer has been teaching with great enthusiasm for 18 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 and international environmental law and legal methodology.
As professor for public law, European Law and foundations of law, Konrad Lachmayer currently teaches the following courses at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna (in German):
- "Introduction to legal thought" (LL.B. program, winter term 2021/22).
- "Tasks of state and public enterprises, privatization" (LL.M. program, winter term 2021/22)
- "European administrative law and comparative law aspects" (LL.M. program, winter term 2021/22)
- "Fundamentals of Constitutional Law" (LL.B. program, summer term, 2021)
- "Fundamentals of Administrative Law" (LL.B. program, summer term 2021)
- "History of Ideas of Law" (LL.B. program, summer term 2021)
- "Seminar: Fundamental Rights" (LL.B. program, summer term 2021)
Along with bachelor’s and master’s theses at Sigmund Freud University, Professor Lachmayer supervises doctoral theses in constitutional, administrative and European law at the University of Vienna. Current dissertation projects deal with legitimate objectives of fundamental rights’ encroachments (Susanne Gstöttner), data processing of health data for research purposes in a legal comparison of France and Austria (Emmanuel Wackenheim), and the regulatory objectives of commercial law (Lukas Wieser). In addition, he is supervising a thesis on the "Protection of Legal Entity Data in Liechtenstein and Austria" at the Private University of Liechtenstein (Felix Teipel).
Professor Lachmayer is convinced that the comprehensive understanding and reflection of learning processes is an indispensable prerequisite for legal knowledge transfer at universities. The engagement with legal didactics in order to design new forms of learning environment for students has occupied him for more than 15 years. A Summer School on International Constitutional Law (NICLAS Summer School) co-organized by him was voted the best Austrian Erasmus program by the Austrian Ministry of Science in 2008. In 2013, Professor Lachmayer conducted a didactics project ("Enabling Spaces") as International LehreN Lecturer at the University of Hamburg and he was an international jury member for the Ars Legendi award in Germany in 2015. In 2018, his course "Introduction to Legal Thinking" at Sigmund Freud University was shortlisted for the Austrian Ministry of Science’s Ars Docendi Award. For the past 10 years, Konrad Lachmayer has been teaching and discussing legal didactics in various formats.