Stefan G. Schmid completed his law degree at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1998) where he also worked as a research assistant and subsequently gained his doctorate (Dr. iur. 2003). After leaving the university he earned ample practical experience in legislation and judiciary, both on the cantonal and the federal level, most recently with the Public Law Division of the Federal Office of Justice. From 2008 to 2014, he served as an assistant professor of constitutional history at the Institute of Public Law at the University of Bern. He spent the autumn semester of 2010 as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. In 2017 he qualified as a professor of public law, constitutional history and political philosophy at the University of Zurich. On 1st February 2019 he became a full professor of public law with special emphasis on constitutional law at the University of St. Gallen. He is co-director of the Centre for the History of public law and academic director of the PhD program in Law (DLS) at the University of St. Gallen. Prof. Schmid’s main areas of research are state organisation law (including federalism and democracy) in the light of foreign public law as well as recent constitutional history and political philosophy.