Distinguished Speakers Program: Professor Bernhard Schlink

3 November 2011
Professor Bernhard Schlink
Professor Bernhard Schlink

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Proportionality: the solution that became the problem


The modern democratic state fulfils ever more tasks and gets involved in ever more spheres of life. How can individual freedom and equality be protected against this omnipresent state? The solution to the problem is, worldwide, the principle of proportionality. But the principle brought new questions and conflicts; the solution became a problem in itself. The lecture follows this career of the principle of proportionality.

Professor Bernhard Schlink became a Judge at the Constitutional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1988 and a Professor for Public Law and the Philosophy of Law at Humboldt University from 1992 until he retired in 2006.

He is also a celebrated writer who published novels including The Reader(1995) that depicts the story of a German lawyer who has an affair with an older woman. She disappears only to reappear again as a defendant in a war crimes trial.

This lecture is presented as part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2011. Please click here for program details.

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Time: Register from 5.30pm for 6-7pm lecture, followed by cocktail reception

Location: Sydney Law School, Foyer, Level 2, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Full fee: $40, SLS alumni: $30, University of Sydney students: $15 inc GST (incl cocktail reception)

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