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Institute for International Law and Comparative Constitutional Law Lehrstuhl Keller

Curriculum Vitae of Helen Keller

Nov. 2018 Honorary Doctorate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Fribourg.
Oct. 2011 Taking of office at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg.
April 2011 Elected by the Parlamentary Assembly as Judge to the European Court of Human Rights.
Sept. 2010 Re-election to the UN Human Rights Council with the third-best result.
Jan.-June 2010 Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Oslo, Norway.
Jan. 2010 Counsel in the law firm Lindt.
Jan.-Aug. 2009 Visiting Researcher at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, working on “Friendly Settlements before the European Court of Human Rights” (published by OUP, ISBN 978-0-19-960097-7).
2008-2011 Member of the Human Rights Committee (monitoring body of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights dealing with concluding observations and individual petitions).
2005-2008 Management of the research project “Reception of the ECHR in Europe” (costs: 200’000.- SFR, 11 authors, 3 editing assistants, 852 pages; published by OUP, ISBN 978-0-19-953526-2).
since 2004 Professor (ordinaria) at the University of Zurich of Constitutional, European and Public International Law.
Aug. 2003 Birth of a son, Markus Lukas.
Jan. 2002 Habilitation, University of Zurich. Degree: Private Dozentin (PD).
Feb. 2001 Professor (ordinaria) at the University of Lucerne of Constitutional, European and International Law.
2001 Visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (Germany).
Feb. 2000 Birth of a son, Matthias Paul.
1996-2002 Management of the research project “Commentary to Swiss Environmental Protection Law” (costs: 2 M SFR, 16 authors, 3 editing assistants, 2,500 pages of commentary, ISBN 3 7255 4544 8).
1996-2009 Counsel in the law firm “Umbricht”, Zurich.
1996 Research Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence (Italy), Supervisor Prof. Renaud Dehousse.
1995 Research fellow at Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, MA (United States). Supervisors: Prof. Joseph H.H. Weiler and Prof. Anne-Marie Slaughter. 
1995 Married to Ulrich Schmid, now Professor of Slavic languages at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.
1994 LL.M. Degree in European Law from the Collège d'Europe in Bruges, Belgium (Scholarship of the Homburger law firm, Zürich) .
1994 Awarded “Walter-Hug-Preis” for one of the best doctoral theses in public law in Switzerland.
1993 Doctorate, University of Zurich (Degree: Dr. iur.); Doctor's Diploma, Dissertation.
1992-1994 Assistant to Prof. Heribert Rausch, University of Zurich.
1989-1992 Assistant to Prof. Alfred Kölz, University of Zurich
1983-1989 Studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich.
1964 Born in Winterthur, Switzerland. 




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