Kommers honored with Berlin symposium

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Donald Kommers

In late October, Donald Kommers, emeritus professor of political science and renowned scholar on German constitutional law, was honored by the American Academy in Berlin with a symposium, “The Curious Life of the Grundgesetz in America.”

The symposium was held in honor of Kommer’s 80th birthday, and corresponded with publication of the third edition of his book “The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany.” In addition to the American Academy, the symposium was sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Dräger Foundation, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and the Notre Dame Law School.