Abitur, Gymnasium, Wiesbaden, Hessen, 1954. Assessor of law, University Law Faculty, Mainz, Munich, 1963. Juris Doctor, University Munich, Munich, Bavaria, 1967.
Privatdozent habilitatus, University Law Faculty, Munich, Bavaria, 1971.
Professor public law, University Law Faculty, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany, 1971-1980, 85-87;
judge, Constnl. Court, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany, 1977-1980;
minister of education and culture, government of the Saarland, Saabrücken, Germany, 1980-1984;
minister of justice, government of the Saarland, Saabrücken, Germany, 1984-1985;
minister of education, Government of Lower Saxony, Hannover, Germany, 1987-1988;
professor public law, University Law Faculty, Saarbrücken, Germany, since 1989. Director Institute for Media Law, Saarbrücken, since 1989.
Consultant, member supervisor boards German Broadcasting and television Stations, since 1975.
Member Vereinigung der Deutschen Staatrechtslehrer, 1971.
Married Gundula Faust, 1964. Children: Bernhard, Konstanze.