The constitutional and administrative lawyer EM. O. UNIV.-PROF. DDR. HEINZ MAYER (born 1946 in Mürzzuschlag) is professor emeritus at the University of Vienna - from 2006 to 2014 he was dean of the Faculty of Law. He currently chairs a commission for the protection of human rights within the framework of the Ombudsman Board and works as an external consultant at the international law firm LANSKY, GANZGER, GOETH + partner (LGP). He has also authored several standard legal works, such as "Grundriss des Österreichischen Bundesverfassungsrechts" and "Das österreichische Bundes-Verfassungsrecht". In 2011, he was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for services to the Republic of Austria.