Stephan Hobe
University of Cologne

Professor Hobe is Professor of Public International Law, European Law and European and International Economic Law and Director of the Institute and Holder of the Chair for Public International Law, European Law and International Economic Law. He earned his LL.M at the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University in Canada. Prof. Hobe has been awarded a Jean-Monnet-Professorship for the Law of European Integration, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Law Center for European and International Cooperation. In addition to other books and articles, Prof. Hobe is author and editor of the 7th edition of the textbook Introduction to International Law. He has been a guest lecturer at Duquesne University School of Law.


Prof. Dr. Barbara Grunewald
University of Cologne 

Prof. Barbara Grunewald studied law at the Universities of Bielefeld, Tübingen, London, obtained her PhD at the University of Bielefeld and her Habilitation form the University of Bonn. She is qualified to teach Civil Law, Business Law, Company Law, Commercial Law.


Professional  Activities.  From 1988-1999 she was Professor of Civil Law, Business Law, Company Law at the Universities of Mannheim and Mainz.  Since 1999, she is Professor of Civil Law, Business Law and Lawyer Law at the University of Cologne.  Since 2002 she has been a Member of the Justice Ministry Commission for the Reform of the Law on Impairment of Performance; since 2006 the Director of the Institute of Company Law at the University of Cologne.  From 2011 to 2013 she was Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Cologne. Prof. Grunewald is the author of more than forty publications in the field of civil law and corporate law.


Dr. Alexander Morell
University of Cologne

Alexander Morell is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn and affiliated to the chair of commercial Law at the University of Cologne. He has taught law and economics, commercial law, civil law, and judicial decision making at the Universities in Bonn, Jena, and Cologne, the federal training center for judges in Trier, and the state-level training centers in Berlin-Brandenburg and Lower Saxony. Alexander Morell was a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley Law. He holds a doctoral degree in law and a PhD in economics.


Michael Grünberger, Ph.D.
University of Cologne

Dr. Grünberger teaches Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, Constitutional Law, and German and British Private Law at the

University of Cologne. He completed his doctorate at Cologne and earned his LLM at New York University. In addition, he has been a visiting Foreign Scholar at Fordham Law School and has lectured in Munich, Halle, Aachen, Bochum, Tübingen, Hamburg and Mannheim. Dr. Grünberger has more than twenty publications, including several in English, and many concerning the law of intellectual property.


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Kirk Junker, Ph.D.

Coordinator of International Programs for Duquesne University School of Law

Kirk W. Junker is a Professor of Law at the University of Cologne, Germany, where he holds the Chair in US American Law. At Cologne, he is also Director of the International Master of Environmental Science Program. He acts as Coordinator of International Programs for Duquesne University School of Law. Prior to joining Cologne, he was Associate Professor of Law and Director of International Programs at Duquesne University School of Law. His previous academic career includes teaching both at the Open University and the Queen's University of Belfast in the United Kingdom and Dublin City University in the Republic of Ireland. He was an Assistant Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, and clerked for the Honorable James E. Rowley of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Duquesne University, a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and held a postdoctoral fellowship with the Justice Ministry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He teaches International Environmental Law, Comparative Environmental Law, German Environmental Law, Federal Evidence, US Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Procedure, and Torts.


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Katherine Norton, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Skills and Externship Coordinator
Katherine L.W. Norton joined the School of Law full-time in 2014 as an assistant professor of clinical legal skills and the externship coordinator. Norton serves as the supervising attorney for the Family Law Clinic and coordinates the externship programs.

Prior to accepting her current position, Norton practiced in all areas of family law at both the Court of Common Pleas and Appellate levels. She previously served in private practice with the law firms of Elliott & Davis, P.C. and Pollock, Begg, Komar, Glasser & Vertz, P.C. Super Lawyers magazine named her a "Rising Star" in the area of family law for the years 2010 through 2014.

Norton received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Allegheny College.

She currently serves as co-chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Public Service Committee.