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Baer, Susanne

L. Bates Lea Global Professor of Law


Susanne Baer, LLM '93, joined Michigan Law's faculty as an L. Bates Lea Global Professor of Law in 2010, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Michigan in 2014. 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, feminist legal and gender studies, law against discrimination, and comparative constitutional law. She coauthored the casebook Comparative Constitutionalism, 3rd ed. (West, 2016) and is the author of the German textbook on law and sociology, Rechtssoziologie, 3rd ed. (Nomos, 2016).

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"Le droit comme pratique. Les défis de la recherche juridique aujourd'hui." Droit & Société, no. 99 (2018): 413-31.
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"Speaking Law: Towards a Nuanced Analysis of 'Cases'." German L.J. 18, no. 2 (2017): 271-92.
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"Equality Adds Quality: On Upgrading Higher Education and Research in the Field of Law." Annals Fac. L. Belgrade - Belgrade L. Rev. 65, no. 4 (2017): 5-27.
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