Law, political science professor Kommers wins major fellowship

by 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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