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Prof. Dr. Susanne Baer, LL.M.

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

Justice of the First Senate

Born in Saarbrücken in 1964


1983-1988Studied law and political science at Freie Universität (Berlin)
1988First State Examination in Law
1991Second State Examination in Law
1991-1992Desk officer at the Ministry of Urban Planning and Environmental Protection, Land Berlin
1993Master of Laws, University of Michigan Law School (Ann Arbor)
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 of the City of Frankfurt am Main.
1995-1997Research assistant at the Chair in Public Law, Russian Law and Comparative Law of Prof. Dr. Alexander Blankenagel, Humboldt University (Berlin)
1997-2000Senior research assistant at the 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 between authority and activating state”);
Venia legendi for Public Law, Administrative Sciences, Legal Theory and Comparative Law
2000-2010Visiting faculty, Legal Department, Central European University (Budapest)
2002Declined a professorship at the University of Bielefeld
since 2002Appointed professor at the Humboldt University (Berlin)
2003-2010Director of the University’s GenderCompetenceCenter
2005-2006Vice-President for Academic and International Affairs, Humboldt University (Berlin)
2009Appointed William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan Law School (Ann Arbor)
2009-2011Dean of Academic Affairs, Faculty of Law, Humboldt University (Berlin)
2009-2015Director of the Law & Society Institute Berlin (LSI) at Humboldt University (Berlin)
2008-2011Member of the University Council, University of Bielefeld
since February 2011Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court
2014Honorary Doctorate of the University of Michigan, USA
2018Awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Hasselt (Belgium)
2018Awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Luzern (Switzerland)