Professor Helge Dedek


Helge Dedek is a Professor of law at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Bonn, Germany, an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, and two German ‘State Examinations in Law.’


Prof. Dedek is co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law, together with Professor Franz Werro of the Georgetown University Law Center. He regularly teaches, as professeur associé, seminars at the University of Lausanne. He has been an invited Fellow at the interdisciplinary Käte Hamburger Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bonn, Germany, and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany. He is an elected Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and a Fellow of the European Law Institute.


Prof. Dedek is interested and has published in the areas of (comparative and transnational) legal history, comparative law, private law, and legal theory. He has presented his work as an invited speaker on numerous occasions, e.g. at the University of Toronto Legal Theory Workshop, the International Max Planck Research School for Comparative Legal History, the Harvard Stanford International Junior Faculty Workshop, the King’s College Institute for Transnational Law, the Institut Suisse de Droit Comparé, the European University Institute in Florence, the Olin Institute for Legal History in Stockholm, the Maastricht European Private Law Institute, and the Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.


He is currently pursuing a SSHRC-funded research project on the intellectual history of the concept of individual rights.






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