Alexander Somek

Global Affiliated Professor

Before joining the Iowa Law faculty in 2003, Alexander Somek held the position of Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna.  From 2003 to 2015, he was a tenured member of the Iowa Law faculty, holding the Charles E. Floete Chair in Law.  In 2015, he returned to the University of Vienna Faculty of Law as Professur für Rechtsphilosophie und Methodenlehre der Rechtswissenschaften (Professor of Philosophy and Methodology of Law) and became a Global Affiliated Professor of Law at Iowa.

He has been a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), a LAPA fellow and visiting professor at Princeton University, and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

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Professor Somek is a prolific scholar in the fields of jurisprudence, EU law, comparative constitutional law, and public international law.

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Magister Iuris, University of Vienna, 1984

Doctor Iuris, University of Vienna, 1984

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