Claudia Haupt12.23.19 — Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Claudia Haupt has joined the board of the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) at the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law. Founded in 1951, the ASCL is a thriving organization of more than 100 institutional sponsor members, both in the United States and abroad, and a growing number of individual members. The YCC is an active part of the ASCL, but also hosts a number of independent workshops, conferences and events.  

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. Professor Haupt serves on the editorial board of the German Law Journal, a pioneering open-access forum for the publication of scholarship and commentary on comparative, European and international law. 

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 JournalVanderbilt Law ReviewBoston College Law ReviewUniversity 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.

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