About Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff: German academic and judge (1953-) | Biography, Facts, Information, Career, Wiki, Life
peoplepill id: gertrude-luebbe-wolff
2 views today
4 views this week
Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff
German academic and judge

Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff

Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German academic and judge
A.K.A. Lübbe-Wolff
Is Judge Professor Educator
From Germany
Field Academia Law
Gender female
Birth 31 January 1953, Weitensfeld im Gurktal, Austria
Age 69 years
Star sign Aquarius
Siblings: Weyma Lübbe
The details (from wikipedia)


Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff (born 31 January 1953) is a German academic and senior judge. She sits on the second senate of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court of Germany), having succeeded Jutta Limbach in this position in April 2002.


After studying law at the University of Bielefeld, the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg and Harvard Law School, Lübbe-Wolff received her doctorate in law at Freiburg im Breisgau. From 1979 to 1987 she was a research assistant at Bielefeld, focusing on public law, the constitutional history of the modern age, and philosophy of law. From 1988 to 1992 she was director of the Wasserschutzamt (the municipal authority in charge of water protection and other environmental protection tasks)in Bielefeld. Having turned down a call to Frankfurt University, she became a professor of Public Law at Bielefeld university in 1992. She was Chairperson of the German Council of Environmental Advisors from 2000-2002, Executive Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, from 1996 to 2002, member of the board of various national academic and professional societies in the years 1994-2002, and Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin from 2003 to 2009.

During her tenure on the Federal Constitutional Court (2002-2014), Lübbe-Wolff was the reporting judge for the court's decisions on citizenship, budget and public finance, detentions, and the country's corrections system.

In 2000 Lübbe-Wolff received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (the highest German prize for research). She was awarded the Hegel Prize in 2012 and an honorary doctorate (European University Institute) in 2015. She is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science, honorary bencher of Middle Temple Inn, and honorary member of the Argentinian Society of Constitutional Justice.

Personal life

Lübbe-Wolff is married to the philosopher Michael Wolff [1] and has four children. Her father is the philosopher Hermann Lübbe Hermann Lübbe. The philosopher Weyma Lübbe [2] is her sister.

Selected publications


  • Rechtsfolgen und Realfolgen. Welche Rolle können Folgenerwägungen in der juristischen Regel- und Begriffsbildung spielen? Alber, Freiburg 1980 (online bei Leibniz Publik). ("Legal consequences and real consequences - on the role of arguments as to consequences in rulemaking and juridical concept formation ")
  • Recht und Moral im Umweltschutz. Baden-Baden (Nomos) 1999. ("Law and Morality in environmental protection")
  • Wie funktioniert das Bundesverfassungsgericht? Göttingen (Universitätsverlag Osnabrück, V&R Unipress) 2015 ("How the Federal Constitutionl Court works")
  • Das Dilemma des Rechts. Über Härte, Milde und Fortschritt im Recht, Basel (Schwabe) 2017. ("The dilemma of law - on severity, leniency and progress in law")


  • Umweltschutz durch Kommunales Satzungsrecht. Berlin (Erich Schmidt) 1993 - 2. Auflage 1997. ("Municipal Environmental Protection by communal Law")
  • Symbolische Umweltpolitik (zusammen mit Bernd Hansjürgens). Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2000. ("Symbolic Environmental Policy")
  • Effizientes Umweltordnungsrecht – Kriterien und Grenzen (with Erik Gawel). Baden-Baden (Nomos) 2000. ("Efficient Environmental Regulatory Law – Criteria and Limits")

Articles (English only)

  • Cultures of Deliberation in Constitutional Courts, in: Patricio Maraniello (ed.), Justicia Constitucional, La Justicia constitucional en los differentes ámbitos del derecho y sus nuevas tendencias, Vol. 1 (Sammlung der Vorträge des Ersten Kongresses der Asociación Argentina de Justicia Constitucional), Resistencia, Chaco (Contexto) 2016, 37-52.
  • Democracy, separation of powers and international treaty-making. The example of TTIP, in: Current Legal Problems 2016, 1-24.
  • How can the European Court of Human Rights Reinforce the Role of National Courts in the Convention System? (Beitrag zur vom EGMR veranstalten Jahreskonferenz "Dialogue between Judges" 2012), Human Rights Law Journal 2012, S. 11-15. (Also available at http://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/Dialogue_2012_ENG.pdf)
  • Who Has the Last Word? National and Transnational Courts – Conflict and Cooperation. In: Yearbook of European Law. Bd. 30 (2011), 86–99.
  • The Principle of Proportionality in the Case-Law of the German Federal Constitutional Court. In: Human Rights Law Journal. 2014, 12–17.
  • Efficient Environmental Legislation: On different philosophies of pollution control in Europe, in: Journal of Environmental Law Vol. 13 No. 1 (2001), S. 79-87.
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
From our partners
Reference sources
Sections Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff

arrow-left arrow-right instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube pandora tunein iheart itunes