Quint, Peter E. (Peter Quint)

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Quint, Peter E. (Peter Quint)


Education: Harvard University, A.B., 1961, LL.B., 1964; Oxford University, Diploma in Law, 1965.


Office—School of Law, University of Maryland, 500 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201-1786. E-mail—[email protected]


Law professor, educator, and writer. University of Maryland Law School, Baltimore, Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutional Law, 1972—. Practiced law in Detroit, MI, and New York, NY; also taught at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, 1978-79; Fulbright senior research fellow at the law faculty of the University of Tuebingen (Federal Republic of Germany), 1985-86; fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Berlin, Germany, 1992-93; visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, 1999-2000.


The Constitutional Law of German Unification, Maryland Law Review (Baltimore, MD), 1991.

The Imperfect Union: Constitutional Structures of German Unification, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1997.

(Editor and contributor, with Wolfgang Schluchter) Der Vereinigungsschock: vergleichende Betrachtungen zehn Jahre danach, Velbruck (Weilerswist, Germany), 2001.

Contributor to professional law journals, including the Texas Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Maryland Law Review, Texas International Law Journal, American Journal of Comparative Law, Review of Politics, Kentucky Law Journal, George Washington Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Duke Law Journal, and Wayne Law Review.


Peter E. Quint is a professor of law who has written about the reunification of Germany after the fall of the Soviet Union in The Constitutional Law of German Unification and The Imperfect Union: Constitutional Structures of German Unification. In The Imperfect Union, Quint analyzes the unification of East and West Germany, more than four decades after Germany had been split up at the end of World War II. "The Imperfect Union, which grew out of a long article, … presents both a narrative of the reunification process and a discussion of its most significant problems and consequences," wrote Mathias Reimann in the Michigan Law Review. Reimann went on to note that the title is misleading in that the author covers much more than issues of constitutional law, adding that Quint "considers the historical and political background, discusses social and economic aspects, and even touches on psychological and emotional dimensions" of the unification. Reimann also noted that Quint "manages to present a detailed and accurate narrative in a very clear and readable fashion." James Q. Whitman, writing in the American Historical Review, called the book "a thorough and perceptive account of a strange episode in modern legal history." Whitman also wrote: "Quint offers a trustworthy English-language guide to this remarkable record of German commitment to ‘legality’ in the face of momentous geopolitical change."



American Historical Review, October, 1998, James Q. Whitman, review of The Imperfect Union: Constitutional Structures of German Unification, p. 1275.

Michigan Law Review, May, 1998, Mathias Reimann, review of The Imperfect Union, pp. 1988-1999.


University of Maryland School of Law Web site,http://www.law.umaryland.edu/ (November 8, 2006), faculty profile of Quint.