School of Law

The Return of the Contract in European Constitutionalism: Professor Günter Frankenberg

11 May 2010 | 10.00am - 12.00pm (followed by buffet lunch) | Seminar
School of Law, University of Leeds

This seminar will trace the rise, fall and renaissance of the constitutional contractual archetype within the European constitutional scenario, starting at the end of the 18th and finishing in the 21st Century.

Professor Frankenberg teaches public law, philosophy of law and comparative law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, and has published widely in those areas. Recent publications include ‘Comparing Constitutions – Toward a Layered Narrative’ in I.CON vol. 4 (2006), 439-459, and Staatstechnik – Perspektiven auf Rechtsstaat und Ausnahmezustand [Governmental Techniques – Perspectives on the Rule of Law and State of Exception] (2010).

He has been a visiting lecturer/professor at Harvard Law School, Boston University School of Law, Tulane University and the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania. During the 1990s he participated as a legal consultant in law- and constitution-making projects in Central and Eastern European countries, and he has also represented both the Bundestag and the party faction B'90/Die Grünen before the Bundesverfassugsgericht.

Location Details

Seminar Room 6 (LSR6)
School of Law
18-26 Lyddon Terrace
University of Leeds

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