Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink, a recurring visitor to Cardozo School of Law since 1993, is a professor emeritus of public law and legal philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and previously taught at the University of Bonn and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. From 1987 to 2006, he was a justice on the constitutional court for the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Münster. He has written several books on constitutional law, fundamental rights, the separation of powers, and police law; he edited, with Arthur Jacobson, Weimar: A Jurisprudence of Crisis (University of California Press, 2000). His many novels include the international best seller The Reader, which was translated into fifty-five languages and made into an Oscar-winning film.


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