Lunch with Dieter Grimm

Student Lunch with Dieter Grimm

Is the US Supreme Court a political or legal body? What should we make of the distinction between politics and the law in light of the pending confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh? Come discuss these questions over lunch.

September 17, 2018 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Dieter Grimm is an internationally renowned scholar of international constitutional law. A former justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of the Republic of Germany from 1987 to 1999, where he presided over several important decisions, he is Professor Emeritus of international law at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and served as Rektor of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, a renowned Institute for Advanced Study, from 2001 to 2007, where he now is a permanent fellow. He has been a frequent visiting professor and lecturer at law schools around the world, including China, Korea, Romania, India, Canada and the United States, where he has lectured and taught at Princeton, Yale, and Harvard. The author of many influential books and articles, Justice Grimm has written extensively on constitutionalism and human rights. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.