Claudia E. Haupt is a J.S.D. candidate at Columbia Law School and a Resident Fellow with the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School. Her research focuses on constitutional theory, the First Amendment, torts, professional responsibility, and comparative constitutional law. Her current work—part of a larger project on expert knowledge in the information age—is situated at the intersection of the First Amendment, professional responsibility, and torts in the context of professional speech.
In her article Professional Speech, 125 Yale L.J. 1238 (2016), Claudia develops a theory of First Amendment protection for professional speech built on an understanding of the professions as knowledge communities. The follow-up article, Unprofessional Advice, 19 U. Pa. J. Const. L. __ (forthcoming 2017), examines the scope of First Amendment protection for professional advice. The third article in the series will turn to questions of professional licensing.
Before coming to Yale, Claudia was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School and, prior to that, taught professional responsibility, jurisprudence, and comparative constitutional law at George Washington University Law School. She previously clerked at the Regional Court of Appeals of Cologne and practiced law at the Cologne office of the law firm of Graf von Westphalen, with a focus in information technology law. She is admitted to practice in Germany and New York.
Claudia has published articles in journals including the Yale Law Journal, George Washington Law Review, Boston College Law Review, and Tulane Law Review, among others. Her book “Religion-State Relations in the United States and Germany: The Quest for Neutrality” was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.
Updated September 6, 2016