We are now just a few weeks away from the 2022 Annual Conference of the International Society of Public Law (ICON·S). This landmark event will bring together scholars, judges, lawyers, politicians, and others in Wrocław, Poland. Join us in person! Or, if you prefer, online from the comfort of your home, office, or perhaps even the beach! Registration closes soon. All are welcome!
*** In this edition of The Leaflet, a new constitution, a new book, and more!
Chile’s New Constitution
The first draft of the new Chilean Constitution is impressive. In its current form--which is unlikely to be its final form--the draft constitution ranks Chile in the world’s top 10 for constitutional rights, and top 12 for constitutional length. But beware of the cult of codification. Rights on paper mean nothing unless they are enforceable, and also enforced.
A New Book on “The Federal Contract”
Now Available for Pre-Order
Stephen Tierney’s trailblazing theory of federalism is a masterpiece in constitutional studies. Theoretically rigorous and full of vivid illustrations from the world around, The Federal Contract disrupts much of what we know about federalism and opens our eyes to new possibilities for this common form of government. No future scholarship on federalism will be complete without confronting this new paradigm-shifting thesis on federalism’s first principles.
Professor Yasmin Dawood holds the Canada Research Chair in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Electoral Law at the University of Toronto, where she is an Associate Professor of Law and Political Science. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and the University of Toronto, Professor Dawood writes about election law, comparative constitutional law, and democratic theory. In August, Cambridge University Press will publish her co-edited book on “Constitutionalism and a Right to Effective Government?” You may connect with Professor Dawood here.
Teaching at Reichman University
I always enjoy teaching courses to students around the world.
This month I am teaching a course on “How Constitutions Change” to 54 outstanding law students at Reichman University in Herzliya, home to a first-class faculty in public law, including Aharon Barak, Guy Seidman, Yaniv Roznai, Adam Shinar, Hillel Sommer, Rivka Weill, and many others. 🤩
I welcome opportunities to teach at your university!
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