Dieter Grimm was born in 1937 in Kassel, Germany. He has been a Justice of Germany's Federal Constitutional Court since 1987. He holds a law degree from the University of Frankfurt as well as a doctoral degree (Dr. iur.) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. After completing his legal education, he was a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt. Since 1979, he has been professor of public law at the University of Bielefeld. He is on the faculty of the Global Law School Program, New York University School of Law and is a member of Academia Europeae.