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Prof. Dr. Susanne Baer, LL.M.

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Susanne Baer, LL.M.

Justice of the First Senate

Born in Saarbrücken in 1964

Partnered (registered civil partnership)

1983-1988Studied Law and Political Science at the Free University of Berlin
1988First State Exam in Law
1991Second State Exam in Law
1991-1992Desk Officer for Environmental Law, Ministry of Urban Planning and Environmental Protection, State of Berlin
1993Master of Laws, University of Michigan Law School
1993-1995Scholarship, Hans Böckler Foundation
1995Dr. jur, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main; doctoral thesis: "Würde oder Gleichheit? Zur angemessenen grundrechtlichen Konzeption von Recht gegen Diskriminierung am Beispiel sexueller Belästigung am Arbeitsplatz in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und den USA" (Dignity or equality: The appropriate fundamental-rights concept of anti-discrimination law – a comparison of the approach to sexual harassment in the workplace in the Federal Republic of Germany and the U.S.). Received the Walter Kolb Memorial Award by the City of Frankfurt am Main.
1995-1997Junior Researcher at the Chair of Public Law, Russian Law and Comparative Law of Prof. Dr. Alexander Blankenagel, Humboldt University Berlin
1997-2000Research Assistant (Junior Faculty), Faculty of Law, Humboldt University Berlin
2000Habilitation, Humboldt University Berlin; professorial thesis: "Der Bürger" im Verwaltungsrecht zwischen Obrigkeit und aktivierendem Staat ("The citizen" in administrative law: from the "Obrigkeitsstaat" to the activating state). Venia legendi for public law, administrative sciences, legal theory and comparative law
2000-2010Recurrent Visiting Faculty, Central European University, Legal Department, Budapest, Hungary
2002Declined the offer of a professorship at the University of Bielefeld
2002Was appointed university professor at the Humboldt University Berlin
2003-2010Director of the GenderCompetenceCenter at the University
2005-2006Vice-President for Academic and International Affairs, Humboldt University Berlin
2009Was appointed William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan Law School, USA
2009-2011Dean of Academic Affairs, Faculty of Law, Humboldt University Berlin
2009-2015Director of the Law & Society Institute Berlin (LSI) at the Humboldt University Berlin
2008-2011Member of the University Council, University of Bielefeld
since Februar 2011Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court
2014Honorary Doctorate of the University of Michigan, USA