Teaching American Law in Osnabrück

In January of this year, I accepted a position with the University of Osnabrück law faculty to teach American law as part of its new foreign law program (Fachspezifischen Fremdsprachenausbildung für Juristen or FFA). Several other German law schools already have similar programs, including the University of Münster where I have been teaching for the past three years. This new endeavor will allow me to create an American law program from scratch. I will also have an opportunity to do research while working toward an advanced degree, more than likely a PhD in law. Obviously, this new program is in its infancy, so there isn’t much to say about it at the moment. I’ll post more about the program as it develops.

Author: mblemieux

Matt LeMieux is a lecturer at the University of Osnabrück, where he teaches in the Law School and coordinator of the school's foreign law program. Before moving to Germany, he was the Executive Director of affiliate offices of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Nebraska and Missouri. He has a law degree from the Michigan State University College of Law and is an inactive member of the Nebraska Bar Association and past member of the Michigan Bar Association.