Hans W. Baade

  • Hugh Lamar Stone Chair Emeritus in Civil Law


  • LLM Duke University
  • LLB Duke University
  • JD Christian Albrecht University of Kiel
  • AB Syracuse University Main Campus

Professor Baade came to Texas in 1971 after more than a decade on the law faculty at Duke. Co-author of the leading casebook on Comparative Law (Foundation, 6th ed., 1998), Professor Baade has written widely on various issues in comparative and international law, and has handled many legal cases that have taken him from New York to Turkey, most recently involving international art law. Among his many articles are "Time and Meaning: Notes on the Intertemporal Law of Statutory Construction and Constitutional Interpretation" (American Journal of Comparative Law, 1995) and "'Original Intention' in Historical Perspective: Some Critical Glosses" (Texas Law Review, 1991).

Recent Publications

  • Women and the Law in Eighteenth Century Illinois Country, Le Journal, Spring 2012, at 1.
  • Operation of Foreign Public Law in International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Vol. III, Private International Law (Kurt Lipstein, ed.; Tübingen, Germany: Mohr, 2011).
  • Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law, by Richard Hyland, 58 American Journal of Comparative Law 471 (2010).

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