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University of Cologne, First Law Degree (LLB equivalent) 2003
University of Cologne, PhD 2008
George Washington University Law School, LLM 2009
Columbia Law School, JSD 2017


Professor Haupt’s current research is situated at the intersection of the First Amendment, health law and torts in the context of professional speech. Her further research interests include constitutional law and comparative constitutional law as well as law and technology. Prior to joining Northeastern in 2018, Professor Haupt was a resident fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where she continues to be an affiliate fellow, and a research fellow with the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She has also held an appointment as associate-in-law at Columbia Law School and, prior to that, taught at George Washington University Law School.

Before entering academia, Professor Haupt clerked at the Regional Court of Appeals of Cologne and practiced law at the Cologne office of the law firm of Graf von Westphalen, with a focus in information technology law. She is admitted to practice in Germany and New York. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Cologne, a JSD from Columbia Law School, an LLM (with highest honors) from George Washington University and her first law degree from the University of Cologne.

Professor Haupt has published articles in journals including the Yale Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Boston College Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and George Washington Law Review, among others. Her book, Religion-State Relations in the United States and Germany: The Quest for Neutrality, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.

Fields of Expertise

  • Civil Liberties
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • First Amendment
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Law and Religion
  • Law and Technology
  • Torts

Selected Works

Claudia E. Haupt

Associate Professor of Law and Political Science


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