Dirk H. Dau

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Dirk H. Dau (born August 2, 1943 in Frankfurt an der Oder ) is a German lawyer and former judge at the Federal Social Court .


Dirk H. Dau studied law at the University of Hamburg and at the Free University of Berlin . From 1970 to 1973 he worked as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. He then entered the administrative service in Hamburg . In 1977 he switched to the social justice system of the State of Hamburg and was a judge at the Hamburg Social Court until 1987 . In 1987 Dau was appointed judge at the Hamburg Regional Social Court and in July 1992 as a judge at the Federal Social Court.

At the Federal Social Court, he was initially a member of the 9th Senate , which was responsible for provisions for war victims and soldiers, and for the law of the severely disabled . Later he was a member of the 10th Senate of the Federal Social Court, which is responsible for old-age and health insurance for farmers, child-raising allowance and parental allowance . Since the beginning of 2001 Dau has been a member of the presidium of the court and since June 2003 a member of the presidial council of the Federal Social Court. On August 31, 2008, he retired and left the judiciary. He lives in Hamburg again today.

Dirk H. Dau is co-editor and contributor to a commentary on Book Ninth of the Social Security Code (rehabilitation and participation law).

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