Law, political science professor Kommers wins major fellowship

Author: Melanie McDonald


Donald Kommers, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science and professor of law in the Notre Dame Law School, has received a Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin. An expert in comparative constitutional law, Kommers will spend a semester in Berlin next year to complete a research project on Germanys constitutional culture.

The prize is a residential fellowship for advanced study in the arts, culture and public affairs.The academy bestows between 10 and 20 such awards each year world-wide.Kommers will do most of his work at Berlin’s Humboldt University.

A leading American authority on Germany’s political and constitutional system, Kommers was honored recently by Heidelberg’s Ruprecht-Karls-Universityfor advancing cooperation between American and German legal scholars and for the role his publications have played in bringing Germany’s constitutional jurisprudence to the attention of Anglo-American legal audiences.

*{mso-bidi-font-weight: normal} Contact: * _{mso-bidi-font-style: normal}Kommers at 574-631-6304 or _

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