Initiative on Apex Court Appointments / Member, High-Level Advisory Panel
Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff is a professor of public law at Bielefeld University (Universität Bielefeld) and former Justice of the German Constitutional Court from 2002 to 2014.
She studied law at Bielefeld University and University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) and holds a master’s degree from Harvard Law School. In 1980, she obtained her PhD in Freidburg. After obtaining her PhD, she habilitated in Bielefeld in the fields of public law, philosophy of law and modern constitutional history. For several years (1988 – 1992) she headed the Environmental Protection Office of the City of Bielefeld, Germany. Since 1992 she has been at Bielefeld University where she is a professor of Public Law.
For her scientific achievements, Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff has been awarded the Grand Cross of Merit by the Federal President of Germany, an honorary doctorate by the European University Institute, the Hegel Prize by the City of Stuttgart and the Leibniz Prize by the German Research Foundation.