Edward Schramm is a full professor at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena since October 2013. He has the venia legendi for criminal law, criminal procedure law, economic criminal law and European and International criminal law. Before that time he worked as a (substitute) professor at the universities of Wuerzburg, Konstanz, Gießen and Freiburg.
He received his doctorate under Theodor Lenckner (University of Tübingen) on "Untreue und Konsens” (“fraudulent trading and consensus”, 2003, PhD Award of the University of Tübingen 2004) and habilitated under Kristian Kühl (University of Tübingen) on "Marriage and Family in Criminal Law" (2009). He studied law at the universities of Erlangen/Nuremberg and Tuebingen (1985-1992) and completed his legal traineeship at the Landgericht (district court) of Tübingen (1995-1997).
He is currently the project leader of the comparative law German-Georgian criminal law project "The internationalization and Europeanization of the Georgian criminal process as a problem and as a task" (2016 - 2020), accompanied by Giorgi Tumanishvili (Tiblisi State University) and Bachana Jishkariani (University of Georgia, Tbilisi)
Schramm deals with european, economic criminal and family criminal law issues. He also follows up the phenomenon of hate crime. His field of interest is also "Law and Literature". He is author of textbooks on the Special Part of the Criminal Code and the International/European Criminal Law.