The International Society of Public Law (ICON•S) is an international scholarly society associated with the International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON) which holds regular annual conferences. You can find more information on ICON•S here.

ICON•S Austria is one of the many regional chapters of ICON•S and was founded in 2022 by Maria Bertel (Graz, co-chair), Konrad Lachmayer (Vienna, co-chair), Matthias C Kettemann (Innsbruck, secretary general), Iris Eisenberger (Graz) and András Jakab (Salzburg).

Chapter Members

Co-Chair: Maria Bertel
Co-Chair: Konrad Lachmayer
Secretary General: Andreas Orator

Permanent Working Group on Early Scholars

  • Susanne Gstöttner
  • Laura Pavlidis
  • Lorenz Dopplinger
  • Andreas Orator
  • Konrad Lachmayer
  • Maria Bertel
  • Christoph Bezemek

Advisory Council

  • Christoph Bezemek
  • Christina Binder
  • Lorenz Dopplinger
  • Harald Eberhard
  • Iris Eisenberger
  • Marie-Luisa Frick
  • Susanne Gstöttner
  • András Jakab
  • Lando Kirchmair
  • Verena Madner
  • Andreas Th Müller


  • Katharina Pabel
  • Laura Pavlidis
  • Monika Polzin
  • Kirsten Schmalenbach
  • Alexander Somek
  • Karl Stöger
  • Renata Uitz
  • Markus Vasek
  • Erika de Wet

International Board of Advisors

  • Wen-Chen Chang
  • Victor Ferreres Comella
  • Oran Doyle
  • Tania Groppi
  • Michaela Hailbronner
  • Roberto Niembro Ortega
  • Pablo Riberi
  • Yaniv Roznai
  • Silvia Suteu
  • Maartje de Visser


Upcoming Chapter Events and Activities

Save the Date – First Austrian ICONS Chapter Conference “Public Law and the Cities”, 2024

Call(s) For Papers

The ICON.S Austrian Chapter invites scholars from all around the world to participate in the first conference of the Austrian Chapter. Read more about our currently open Call for Papers clicking this link.


Call for Stipends

You are a young scholar coming from a CEE country and would like to participate in the ICONS Austrian Chapter Conference “Public Law and Cities” in Vienna on 10-11 September 2024 and present your ideas in a panel?

Apply for a Cerha CEE Scholarship!

In cooperation with CERHA HEMPEL Rechtsanwälte, the ICON.S Austrian Chapter offers 15 scholarships for the conference.

Read more about the Cerha CEE Scholarships by clicking this link.

How to Become Involved With Our Chapter

  1. Membership is not limited by nationality. All members should have an interest in Public Law academia, including all the related fields.
  2. Interested persons can join the Austrian Chapter regarding the following procedure: A candidate with the endorsement of both co-chairs and five members of the advisory council will be added as members of the Chapter. The endorsement will be given by email, and it needs to incorporate a letter from the applicant (including an academic CV and list of publications). The co-chairs will need to inform the advisory council members. Alternatively, an applicant can be approved by a majority of the advisory council members at a council meeting.
  3. Chapter membership is free.
  4. You can become a member by filling out the form at

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Chapter Contact Information

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