Law Study Abroad Cologne

Phone: 412-396-6186
Robin Connors
Coordinator of Student Organizations

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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.

Barbara Dauner-Lieb

University of Cologne

Professor Dauner-Lieb is Professor of Civil Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Labour Law and the Development of European Private Law and Director of the Institute of Labour and Business Law. After legal clerkships in Cologne and New York, Prof. Dauner-Lieb held a Professorship at the University Hagen/Düsseldorf, and has been a Lecturer for Civil Law and Company Law at the Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung, Vallendar, where she was also Lecturer at the International MBA Program. Prof. Dauner-Lieb has been a Lecturer for Commercial and Company Law at the German Savings and Loan Association, Bonn. Outside of the academy, Prof. Dauner-Lieb was Head of the legal department at
Zanders Feinpapiere AG, Bergisch Gladbach and a practicing attorney at Dr. Roessink/Dr. Dauner-Lieb, Cologne.

Dr. Michael Grünberger

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.

Professor Kirk Junker

Kirk W. Junker

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.

Robin Connors

Robin Connors

Coordinator of Student Organizations, Duquesne University School of Law

Robin Connors is the Coordinator of Student Organizations for Duquesne University School of Law. She has been with Duquesne University since 2007. Prior to joining the law school in 2011, she worked in the Student Accounts Office for three years. She earned her bachelor's degree in Business and Communications from Duquesne and is currently studying to complete her Masters in Liberal Studies. Ms. Connors facilitates all study abroad inquiries, requests and applications. Her participation in the program last year lends firsthand knowledge and personal experience to share with students. Her experience from working in Student Accounts affords her the knowledge to guide students through the financial aid processes and answer any questions. She is committed to ensuring that the registration process is seamless for all participants.