The famous German legal scholar, Professor Winfried Brugger of the University of Heidelberg, died suddenly. Besides being a leading legal philosopher, and scholar of German constitutional law, he was one of Germany’s preeminent experts on American constitutional law. He also was a frequent visitor to Georgetown Law. Many faculty there and elsewhere thought the world of him. A short bio can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winfried_Brugger This has also been a rough year for Georgetown Law generally as they have experienced several other deaths among well loved faculty.
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