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Richard Lehun

Richard Lehun is a German-Canadian inter-disciplinary visual artist (film and photography), attorney, and former teaching fellow at McGill University in the areas of fiduciary law and justice theory. Richard Lehun studied under Jürgen Habermas at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main on a DAAD Scholarship and completed his Magister Artium on non-conceptual truth claims in T.W. Adorno's Negative Dialectics and Aesthetic Theory. At this time he served as an intern to the commissioning editors of the acclaimed German Television broadcast, ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel. During his studies in Frankfurt he was admitted to the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (dffb) for studies in film and television directing.[1] His self-financed graduating film entitled Fetisch[2] was awarded the German National Film Prize (Bundesfilmpreis 2002).[3] Fetisch was highlighted by the German Export Union [4]and was shown at over 30 international film festivals worldwide. After completing his Magister Artium,

Richard Lehun pursued graduate studies in Canada, first completing a B.C.L. / LL.B. and then moving on directly to the D.C.L. program at McGill University. Richard Lehun worked closely with Prof. Richard Janda,[14] and their "Sustainable Development as an Emancipatory Truth Claim", questioned both the focus and pedagogical model of conventional legal education. The course was also co-taught at the Law Faculty of the Freie Universität, Berlin in 2008. Richard Lehun's current research is focused on the concept of the fiduciary as applied to social transformation. In 2010, Richard Lehun was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School under Duncan Kennedy. In November 2012, he received a six-month scholarship from the DAAD for studies on the political implications of his theory of emancipatory justice at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernd Holznagel. In 2014, Richard Lehun acted as Junior Faculty for the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School, and a regular guest lecturer at O. P. Jindal Global University in New Delhi. He is a regular guest lecturer at Sotheby's Institute of Art and Christie's Education on the topic of fiduciary obligations in the fine art context. 


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