Bucerius Law School honors Anja Mengel and Toni Jaeger-Fine

Students, faculty, staff and guests of the Law School joined together to recognize Dr. Anja Mengel and Professor Toni Jaeger-Fine for their invaluable contributions to the Bucerius community. Dr. Mengel was named honorary professor and Prof. Jaeger-Fine was awarded the Bucerius Badge of Honor.

With a focus on employment law, Anja Mengel has given lectures at Bucerius Law School since 2004. Since 2006, she has worked regularly with Prof. Dr. Matthias Jacobs as an examiner within the university focus on Labor, Economics and Social Issues.

Anja Mengel passed both legal state examinations with distinction and, following completion of her doctorate in 1995, went on to earn an LL.M. from the Columbia University School of Law. She became an attorney in 1999 and, since 2002, has practiced as a specialist in labor law. In 2011, she co-founded the firm ALTENBURG, a practice focusing on labor law, and has managed its Berlin office through the present.

In addition to her daily practice, Dr. Mengel has conducted extensive scholarship on a broad spectrum of issues within the labor sector; her undertakings have resulted in around 60 professional publications and lectures.

Toni Jaeger-Fine coordinates the New York side of the partnership between Fordham Law School and Bucerius that has resulted in an exchange of more than 30 students since its establishment in 2006. She supports American Friends of Bucerius at various events in and around New York City and is a long-standing guest lecturer at Bucerius Law School. Since 2001, she has regularly offered an elective course to provide an overview of the American legal system.

Toni Jaeger-Fine is assistant dean for international and non-J.D. programs at Fordham Law School where she oversees the graduate (LL.M., M.S.L., S.J.D.), study abroad, visiting scholar and research fellow programs. She is a guest lecturer at several universities worldwide and the author of numerous articles and texts.

A graduate of Duke Law School and Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton, Jaeger-Fine practiced in the areas of commercial, appellate and administrative litigation with the law firm Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C. She is active within the Association of American Law Schools and previously chaired sections on topics such as post-graduate and international legal education. She is a founding member of the board of directors of Lawyers Without Borders and is the first American to serve on the board of the German American Lawyers Association.

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