Executive Board 2019/20
The Executive Board is in charge of strategic planning and leading the association. It is being elected for a one-year term by the member organizations at the annual general assembly in September. The current Executive Chairpeople are Katrin Sass und Jan Haas, David Schenk acts as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Legal student (focus on basic questions of legal philosophy and theory), political science and cognitive science in Freiburg and Budapest. Working for the Refugee Law Clinic Freiburg since 2016 and currently a board member of the RLC Freiburg. Stayed at Chios in spring 2016 as part of the work of the refugee law clinic abroad. Motivated to master the new challenges of the federal association for another year of the board.
Born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Studied jurisprudence in Berlin and Zürich. Chairman and founding member of the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin. Keen interest in legal theory, comparative law and civil liberties.
I studied law in Hanover and have been a founding member of the Refugee Law Clinic Hanover since 2015. I am currently working as a research assistant for the Refugee Law Clinic Hannover and I am doing my PhD on the identity verification procedure according to the Asylum Act. I have been active in the federal association since it was founded in 2016. As an old hand, I love to pass on my knowledge from my many years of RLC work.
Hello and Moin (as we say in Northern Germany)! My name is David and I have the honour to be responsible for financial affairs of the Refugee Law Clinics umbrella organisation. Besides this work I am a voluntary counsellor for the Refugee Law Clinic Kiel, here also responsible for the training of new counsellors. If there is time left, I study law and do several kinds of sport. I am looking forward to my time in the umbrella organisation. If you have questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact me.
Together with a commited team of students, I have been running the Law Clinic at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg since 2016. As an arts scholar and systems thinker, I focus on counselling techniques, communication skills and the development of law clinics as dynamic organisations. I think outside the box and enjoy being part of citizens’ initiatives – just like the legal aid movement.
I spent my childhood and youth in the beautiful Oberberg region. I studied law in Münster and Bordeaux. During my legal traineeship I was a networker for the Refugee Law Clinic Cologne and as such was also involved in the foundation of the federal association. I was also the founder and was responsible for the great Refugee Law Clinic Siegen team until September 2019. <3
In the meantime I work full-time as a sea officer in the Federal Foreign Office.
I am Caro and have been an active consultant at RLC Kiel since 2016, and have been on the board for two years. I am currently in the final phase of my law studies and also work in a research institute. My motivation is to actively support and bring people closer to them, who often find the German legal system complicated and suspicious.
I studied law with a focus on internationalization and Europeanization in Frankfurt.
In 2015 I was in the founding year of the Goethe-Uni Law Clinic, since then I have been working as a volunteer, then also as a full-time employee. I look forward to working with and for the Law Clinics in Germany.