German federal justice to speak at Wayne Law

German Constitutional Court Justice Andreas Paulus will speak Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Wayne State University Law School about how the U.S. response to terrorism differs from that of European nations faced with the same challenges.

The lecture will be from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at the law school, 471 W. Palmer St. It is free and open to the public.

Parking will be available for $6.50 in Structure One across West Palmer Street from the law school.

Paulus is a justice on the highest court in Germany, the Federal Constitutional Court.

"It is a rare privilege to have a justice of a European constitutional court speak at Wayne Law," said Professor Gregory Fox, director of the law school's Program for International Legal Studies, which is presenting the lecture as part of its 2013-14 Speaker Series.

"But Andreas Paulus is quite at home at a law school, having been a leading professor of international law before his appointment to the German Constitutional Court in 2010. We are honored to have such an esteemed jurist and leading academic to address such a timely topic."

Many of the legal challenges faced by U.S. courts due to terrorism--the need for intelligence versus privacy concerns, profiling of criminal suspects, detention without trial--also have been addressed in European legal systems, Fox said.

Paulus, a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Program for International Legal Studies, is widely published and consulted on topics of international law and holds the chair in public and international law at the Georg-August-University Gottingen in Germany.

For additonal details about the lecture, call 313-577-3620 or email

Published: Thu, Nov 7, 2013