Since January 2016, Professor Dr. Towfigh holds the chair in Public Law, Empirical Legal Research and Law & Economics at EBS Law School and is Professor for Law & Economics at the Department for Management & Economics at EBS Business School.
He studied law and economics in Münster and in Nanjing. After his Graduation, he obtained a doctoral degree (Dr. iur.) in 2005 at the University of Münster. His work on the topic “The legal constitution of religious communities – A study on the example of the Bahais“ was supervised by Professor Dr. Janbernd Oebbecke. Following his legal clearkship 2005-2007, he was admitted to the bar. In 2007 he became Senior Research Fellow with Professor Dr. Christoph Engel at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn. While he was working for the Max Planck Institute, he did research and taught at several American top-10 Law Schools: 2011/12 he spent a year at New York University on invitation by Professor Samuel Issacharof as Gobal Fellow and Hauser Research Scholar. In 2012/13 he served as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. In 2014, in Münster he completed his formal qualification as a professor in law (Habilitation) with his work “The Paradox of the Parties. A Contribution to Defining the Relationship Between Democracy and Political Parties “; the venia legendi in Public Law and Legal Theory. 2014/15 he served as a Visiting Professor at Georg- August University in the German town of Göttingen, at Wilhelms University in Muenster, as well as Humboldt University Berlin.