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Michael Gøtze

Michael Gøtze


Current research

Michael Gøtze is a Professor (Ph.D., LL.M., LL.B.) of Administrative Law. He was awarded the Ph.D.-degree in law in 1998 at the Faculty of Law and has since joined the faculty as a researcher and teacher. He is responsible for the faculty's teaching in Administrative Law. In addition to academia, he has worked within the civil service and the court system. He is a member of a number af European research networks and has contributed to the preparatory work within the Legal Affairs Committee under the European Parliament on the development and possible codification of a European Administrative Law Code. His current research interests include Administrative Law, European Union Law and Employment Law with a particular research interest in control mechanisms. 

Primary fields of research

  • The citizen's right to good administration
  • European and national ombudsman institutions
  • The right to know your rights as part of the transparancy principle
  • Free speech and whistleblowing within public administration
  • Administrative dawn raids and investigations 


  • Administrative Law, Bachelor degree course
  • Public Employment Law, Master degree course

Michael Gøtze welcomes proposals for PhD supervision on topics broadly related to the field of the right to good administration and control mechanisms within public law etc.

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