Prof. Dr. Stanley Paulson

BORN
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
16 May 1941

MARRIED
24 January 1965, to
Bonnie Litschewski of
Yankton, South Dakota

CITIZENSHIP
United States

 

 

HONORARY DEGREES AND HIGHER EDUCATION

  • LL.D. 2004, University of Uppsala (see below)
  • LL.D. 2004, University of Kiel (see below)
  • J.D. 1972, Harvard University (law).
  • Ph.D. 1968, University of Wisconsin-Madison (philosophy).
  • M.A. 1966, University of Wisconsin-Madison (philosophy).
  • B.A. 1964, University of Minnesota (philosophy).

 

UNIVERSITY POSITIONS

Sometime Mercator Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Kiel, Germany, und visiting fellow, Hermann Kantorowicz Institute, Faculty of Law, University of Kiel. William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law, and Professor of Philosophy, November 2000 to June 2011, Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, 1986-2000, Associate Professor of Law, 1983-86, Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1978-86. Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 1974-78, Lecturer in Philosophy, 1972-73, Washington University in St. Louis. Instructor in Philosophy (full-time faculty appointment), University of Wisconsin-Madison 1968-69.

 

MAJOR HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESEARCH GRANTS

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C., Research Fellowship 2013-14. In residence in the Faculty of Law, University of Kiel.
  • Award of Honorary Doctorate, Honoris Causa, by the Faculty of Law, University of Kiel.
  • Award announced in May 2004, and conferred on 14 July 2004, in Kiel.
  • Award of Honorary Doctorate, Honoris Causa, by the Faculty of Law, University of Uppsala.
  • Award announced in October 2003, and conferred on 23 January 2004, in Uppsala.
  • Humboldt Research Award (Humboldt-Forschungspreis), designated for “internationally recognized foreign scholars in the humanities”, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn. Award announced in November 2001, and conferred in Berlin on 27 June 2003. In residence in the Faculty of Law, University of Kiel, as Visiting Professor and Humboldt Research Prize Awardee, 2003-04. Sponsor and host: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Robert Alexy, Kiel.
  • William Gardiner Hammond endowed professorship, School of Law, Washington University in St. Louis, conferred by Dean Joel Seligman, November 2000.
  • Senior Fulbright Award for Research, Fulbright Commission, Bonn and Washington, D.C., 1993-94. In residence in the Faculty of Law, University of Göttingen.
  • Max Planck Society, Munich, Research Fellowship, January-September 1993. In residence at the
  • Max Planck Institute for Public International Law and Comparative Public Law, Heidelberg.
  • Senior Fulbright Award for Lecturing and Research, Fulbright Commission, Vienna and Washington D.C., Fall 1985 (one-semester appointment). In residence in the Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Vienna.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Research Fellowship, 1981-82, 1976-77. In residence in the Institute for Legal Theory, Free University of Berlin.
  • Rockefeller Foundation, New York City, Research Fellowship, Summer 1974. In residence at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C., Research Fellowship, 1973 74. In residence at Harvard Law School.

 

OTHER HONORS, AWARDS, ACTIVITIES

  • Lecturer (annual series), “Fresco Lectures”, Istituto Tarello per la Filsofia del diritto, University of Genoa, April 2014
  • Lecturer (annual series), Cátedra Ulises Schmill 2013), Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Mexico City, April 2013.
  • Lecturer (annual series), “Leon Petrazycki Lecture”, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law, May 2013.
  • John Fleming Research Fellow in Law, Australian National University, Canberra, 2010, appointed by Professor Peter Cane, Canberra, on his initiative.
  • Lecturer (annual series), “Würzburger Vorträge zur Rechtsphilosophie, Rechtstheorie und Rechtssoziologie“, Faculty of Law, University of Würzburg, January 2008.
  • Academic address on Hans Kelsen, held in the Upper House (Bundesrat) of the Austrian Federal Parliament at a meeting honoring Kelsen on his 125th birthday, October 2006.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, fellowship for lecturing and research in Japan (at Tohoku University in Sendai, Nanzan University in Nagoya, Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto), December 2002.
  • Fellow in Law, Istituto di Filsofia del diritto, University of Genoa, November-December 1997.
  • Lecturer (annual series), García Maynez Seminar (“Seminario García Maynez sobre teoria y filosofia del derecho”), Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Mexico City 1997 Spanish-American Commission for Educational Exchange (Fulbright Commission, Madrid), Lecture Award, for the University of Valladolid, June 1994.
  • Fellow in Law, Department of Law, University of Sheffield, Spring 1993.
  • Parsons Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Spring 1992.
  • Kelsen Institute Correspondent, Vienna: Named by the Austrian Federal Chancellor (F. Sinowatz), October 1983 to date.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, summer grants, 1976, 1985.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, short-term grants, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2008. In residence in the Faculty of Law, University of Münster, University of Göttingen, University of Kiel.
  • U.S.-Israel Education Foundation (Fulbright Commission, Tel Aviv), Inter-Country Award, for
  • Lecturing and Consultation at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, April 1986.
  • Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange (Fulbright Commission, Paris), Lecture Award, for the University of Paris, January 1986.
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Council of Students of Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, May 1984.
  • Director, NEH Seminar in the Professions: National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar for Lawyers and Judges, Harvard Law School, 1980.

 

GUEST LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PAPERS SINCE 1997

Alicante, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bamberg, Barcelona, Basel, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Bern, Bielefeld, Birmingham, Bochum, Bogotá, Bologna, Bonn, Bremen, Brisbane, Bristol, Brno, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Catanzaro (in Calabria), Cologne, Copenhagen, Cracow, Dresden, Edinburgh, Erlangen, Flensburg, Frankfurt, Freiburg i.Br., Genoa, Göttingen, Girona, Granada, Graz, Greifswald, Halle, Hangzhou, Heidelberg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jena, Kassel, Kiel, Kyoto, La Plata, Leicester, León, Ljubljana, London, Lucerne, Lund, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Münster, Nagoya, Naples, Neukirchen (near Hanover), Nijmegen, Oslo, Oxford, Palermo, Paris, Poznań, Rouen, Salzburg, São Paulo, Seagen, Sendai, Shanghai, Stockholm, Sydney, Taipei, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Tilburg, Tokyo, Ustroń (south of Katowice), Uppsala, Vaquerías (near Córdoba, Argentina), Vienna, Warsaw, Würzburg, Zurich

 

PUBLICATIONS

Nearly 200 publications in English and German, with translations into seven foreign languages.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

I currently have two major projects underway. First, I am working on a treatise devoted to the legal philosophy of Hans Kelsen, under contract with the Oxford University Press. In the treatise I take up the central motifs in Kelsen’s legal philosophy – Kantian and Neokantian arguments from the standpoint of transcendental and regulative principles, normativity, competence rules, the basic norm, nature of the legal system, interpretation, and Kelsen’s exchanges with leading Weimar figures, including Carl Schmitt. The treatise reflects research over a considerable period of time on Kelsen and on the background to his legal theory – both in philosophy and in the law, namely, Neo-Kantianism and nineteenth-century theory of public law (Staatsrechtslehre) in the German-speaking countries. The second project is a new translation of Kelsen’s Reine Rechtslehre, second edition (1960), together with my wife Bonnie. This volume, too, is under contract with the Oxford University Press.