Isabel Feichtner studied law in Freiburg i. Br., at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and Humboldt University Berlin. She holds an LL.M. from Cardozo Law School, New York and was admitted to the New York Bar in 2001. After her LL.M. studies she worked for one year as an associate in the securitization department of Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York. From 8/2006 until 12/2007 she was Visiting Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant to Joseph Weiler at NYU Law School. From 2004 to 2006 and 2008 to 2010 Isabel Feichtner was Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. Since 1 January 2011 she is Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessorin) for Law and Economics at Goethe University, Frankfurt.
Her doctoral dissertation “The Law and Politics of WTO Waivers. Stability and Flexibility in Public International Law” was published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press and was awarded the Baker&McKenzie Prize 2010 for best doctoral dissertation in economic law at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Her current research focuses on transnational law of natural resources.