After studying in St.Gallen, Fribourg and Lausanne, Prof. Patricia Egli graduated from the University of St.Gallen with a degree in law in 1998. Subsequently, she worked at the Europa Institut Zurich and at the University of St.Gallen as a research assistant in the areas of public law, public international law and European law and, after research stays abroad, completed her doctorate in 2001 at the University of Zurich with a thesis on the topic of “Drittwirkung von Grundrechten: Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Dogmatik der grundrechtlichen Schutzpflichten im Schweizer Recht”. After practical work, she was admitted to the bar in the Canton of St.Gallen in 2003. She then worked as a senior research assistant and lecturer in public law and international law at the University of St.Gallen. In 2006 and 2007, she received a Master of Law (LL.M.) from Yale Law School. After research stays abroad, she wrote her habilitation in 2010 on the subject of “Die Bundestreue: Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung” and was appointed private lecturer for public law, European law and public international law at the University of St.Gallen. After an assistant professorship, she was appointed full professor for public law at the University of St.Gallen in 2019.
Prof. Patricia Egli worked at the Federal Administrative Court, Division II (Economy Competition, Education) and has been a substitute judge at the Administrative Court of the Canton of Zurich since 2014. She is also a member of several national and international associations and has been on the board of the Swiss section of the International Commission of Jurists since 2010.