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Baer, Susanne

William W. Cook Global Law Professor

(not teaching during 2015-2016 academic year)


Susanne Baer, LLM '93, joined Michigan Law's faculty as a William W. Cook Global Law Professor in 2010. She was elected a justice of Germany's Federal Constitutional Court in 2011 for a 12-year term, during which she remains a professor of public law and gender studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. She has served as vice president for academic and international affairs at Humboldt, as dean for academic affairs at the law faculty, and as director of the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies and the GenderCompetenceCentre. She currently directs the Law and Society Institute Berlin. Her teaching has led her to Budapest, Bielefeld, Erfurt, Linz, and Toronto, and her research areas include socio-cultural legal studies, gender studies, law against discrimination, and comparative constitutional law. She coauthored the casebook Comparative Constitutionalism, 2nd ed. (West, 2011) and is the author of the German textbook on law and sociology, Rechtssoziologie, 2nd ed. (Nomos, 2014).

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"The Difference a Justice may Make: Remarks at the Symposium for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg." Colum. J. Gender & L. 25, no. 1 (2013): 92-100.
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"Equality." In The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, edited by M. Rosenfeld and A. Sajó, 982-1001. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
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