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Prof. Alexander H.E. Morawa, S.J.D.

Professor of Comparative and Anglo-American Law

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Professor Morawa holds the Chair in Comparative and Anglo-American Law. He is also Delegate for Internationalization (Global) of the Law School, directs the Transnational Legal Studies Program and the Lucerne Academy on Human Rights Implementation, a summer school that held its inaugural session in 2009.

Dr. Morawa joined the School of Law in October 2006. He has been a Visiting Professor at numerous law schools around the world, most recently the University of Tasmania Faculty of Law, Hobart, Australia (2008), Bilkent University School of Law, Ankara, Turkey (2008), The John Marshall School of Law, Chicago, U.S.A. (2009), American University Washington College of Law, U.S.A. (2010), University of Ottawa, Canada (2011), University of Haifa, Israel (2012) and the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. (2013).

After obtaining his first law degree, the Magister iuris, at the University of Salzburg (Austria), he completed his graduate education at the George Washington University School of Law (Washington, D.C., U.S.A.), where he obtained Master of Law (LL.M.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degrees.

Professor Morawa has held faculty positions at universities in the United States and Europe and served as senior staff member with a number of non-governmental organizations prior to joining the University of Lucerne. He has also been of counsel to a number of international organizations (including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the OSCE, and the UNDP) and has represented or advised individual petitioners in proceedings before international human rights tribunals.

His areas of expertise include comparative constitutional law, US law, public international law/law of international organizations, international human rights protection and its mechanisms, individual rights and liberties from a comparative perspective, equality and non-discrimination, diversity management and ethnic relations/minority law.


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    • Prof. Alexander H.E. Morawa, S.J.D.
    • Frohburgstrasse 3
    • Postfach 4466
      CH-6002 Lucerne
      Switzerland
    • +41 41 229 53 94, +41 41 229 53 90
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