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Dieter Grimm: Advocate of the Constitution

Dieter Grimm


Dieter Grimm is one of Germany’s foremost scholars of constitutional law and theory with a high international reputation and an exceptional career. He teaches constitutional law at Humboldt University Berlin and did so simultaneously at the Yale Law School until 2017. He was one of the most influential justices of the German Constitutional Court where he served from 1987 to 1999 and left his marks on the jurisprudence of the Court, especially in the field of fundamental rights. He directed one of the finest academic institutions worldwide, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advan ... More

Keywords: Constitution, Constitutional Court, German Basic Law, Science and Teaching of Public Law, Internal Court proceedings, Public Intellectual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198845270
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198845270.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dieter Grimm, author
Professor of Law, Humboldt University Berlin; Permanent Fellow and former Rector, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Institute for Advanced Study