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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 of Law and Political Science Claudia E. Haupt teaches a range of constitutional law courses at Northeastern both in the School of Law and the Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences and Humanities. In Fall 2023, she also teaches public health law as a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A First Amendment scholar whose current work is situated at the intersection of free speech, health, and technology, Professor Haupt has published extensively on professional speech. Her further interests include comparative constitutional law and law and technology with a research focus on online speech.

Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty 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 numerous articles in law reviews including the Yale Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Boston University Law Review and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, among others, and in medical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the AMA Journal of Ethics, 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

Professor of Law and Political Science


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