Rosalind Dixon and Erin Delaney - "Comparative Judicial Review"

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Rosalind Dixon and Erin Delaney

Coeditors Erin Delaney and Rosalind Dixon discuss Comparative Judicial Review. They will be joined in conversation by Aziz Huq. A Q&A and signing will follow the event.

At 57th Street Books

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About Comparative Judicial Review: Constitutional courts around the world play an increasingly central role in day-to-day democratic governance. Yet scholars have only recently begun to develop the interdisciplinary analysis needed to understand this shift in the relationship of constitutional law to politics. This edited volume brings together the leading scholars of constitutional law and politics to provide a comprehensive overview of judicial review, covering theories of its creation, mechanisms of its constraint, and its comparative applications, including theories of interpretation and doctrinal developments. This book serves as a single point of entry for legal scholars and practitioners interested in understanding the field of comparative judicial review in its broader political and social context.

About Erin Delaney: Erin Delaney is a Professor of Law with a courtesy appointment in political science. Her research focuses on constitutional design and comparative constitutional law, with particular attention to the role of courts in multi-level governance systems.  In 2014, she held the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Theory and Practice of Constitutionalism and Federalism at McGill University.  She has also been a MacCormick Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Law School and a Wiener-Anspach Visiting Research Fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University; her dissertation, Promoting Federation: The Role of a Constitutional Court in Federalist States, received the 2004 Walter Bagehot Prize from the United Kingdom Political Studies Association for the best dissertation in government and public administration.  She received a J.D., magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

About Rozalind Dixon: Rosalind Dixon is a Professor of Law, at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law. She earned her BA and LLB from the University of New South Wales, and was an associate to the Chief Justice of Australia, the Hon. Murray Gleeson AC, before attending Harvard Law School, where she obtained an LLM and SJD. Her work focuses on comparative constitutional law and constitutional design, theories of constitutional dialogue and amendment, socio-economic rights and constitutional law and gender, and has been published in leading journals in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia, including the Cornell Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, International Journal of Constitutional Law, American Journal of Comparative Law, Osgoode Hall Law Journal,  Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and Sydney Law Review. Professor Dixon is a member of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and deputy director of the Herbert Smith Freehills Initiative on Law and Economics. She previously served as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School.

About Aziz Huq: Aziz Huq’s teaching and research interests include constitutional law, criminal procedure, federal courts, and legislation. His scholarship concerns the interaction of constitutional design with individual rights and liberties. His pieces have garnered the AALS Junior Scholars Paper Competition Award in Criminal Law and been selected for the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Before joining the Law School faculty, Prof. Huq worked as Associate Counsel and then Director of the Liberty and National Security Project of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, litigating cases in both the US Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He was also a Senior Consultant Analyst for the International Crisis Group, researching constitutional design and implementation in Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. He clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a 2001 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637