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Kormendy Lecture

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Details: 

Join us for the Kormendy Lecture Series

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Large Moot Courtroom

'How to Lose Constitutional Democracy--and How to Save It'

Presented by: Professor Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School

Tom Ginsburg is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law at the University of Chicago, where he also holds an appointment in the Political Science Department.  He holds B.A., J.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, an NSF-funded data set cataloging the world’s constitutions since 1789.  His books include Judicial Reputation: A Comparative Theory (2015) (with Nuno Garoupa); The Endurance of National Constitutions (2009) (with Zachary Elkins and James Melton), which won the best book award from Comparative Democratization Section of American Political Science Association; and Judicial Review in New Democracies (2003). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Before entering law teaching, he served as a legal advisor at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands, and he has consulted with numerous international development agencies and governments on legal and constitutional reform.  He currently serves a senior advisor on Constitution Building to International IDEA.

Location: 
College of Law - Large Moot Court Room