Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Susanne Baer
Justice of the First Senate
Federal Constitutional Court
Susanne Baer studied at Free University of Berlin, the University of Michigan Law School (Ann Arbor) and earned her Master's degree in law in 1993. In 1995, she completed her Doctoral degree at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main with the dissertation: "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.". This was followed by her habilitation thesis at the Humboldt University of Berlin on the topic "The citizen in administrative law between authority and activating state" (2000). Since 2002, Susanne Baer is professor at the Humboldt University and from 2003-2010 she was director of the Humboldt University’s GenderCompetenceCenter, as well as 2005-2006 founding director of the Law & Society Institute Berlin (LSI). Since 2011 Susanne Baer works as Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe. She received many awards, fellowships and recognitions, amongst which are honorary doctorates from the universities of Michigan (USA), Hasselt (Belgium), and Lucerne (Switzerland). In 2021, she accepted the role as advocate for the KIT-WPF.