In this edition of The Leaftlet, you will learn about the new John C. Major Scholarship. You will also learn about the newly-published Global Review of Constitutional Law. And you will be invited to join the brand new International Review of Constitutional Reform, to be published in 2021.
This is as good an occasion as any to encourage you to sign this simple but potentially transformative Academic Diversity Pledge. Together we can make our scholarly programs more diverse and more inclusive, and we can strive to ensure a more equitable distribution of academic opportunities.
As always, I welcome your suggestions for collaborations and new programs.
The John C. Major Scholarship
I have created the John C. Major Scholarship in recognition of the Hon. John C. Major, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a law student of Canadian origin, background, or heritage at the University of Texas at Austin.
Justice Major, a graduate of Loyola College and the University of Toronto, was appointed to the Alberta Court of Appeal in July 1991 after a distinguished career in private practice and public service. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in November 1992 and retired in December 2005.
2019 Global Review of Constitutional Law
Just this week, we published the 2019 Global Review of Constitutional Law. Over two hundred scholars and judges have joined forces to distill the most important developments in constitutional law around the world.
Spotlight on Early-Career Scholars: Canadian Edition
Let me introduce you to five early-career scholars, each of them currently based in Canada. Please get to know them, read their drafts, and invite them to present their papers.
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Here is the list of the countries to be covered in the 2020 International Review of Constitutional Reform. If you would like to write a short report on a jurisdiction not yet listed, please let us know here.
Five Questions with Roberto Niembro
Watch this video to learn about this constitutional law scholar. I welcome suggestions for others to interview. Just email me your nominations!