The Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin is building exciting new partnerships with the Mexican legal academy. We recently hosted a lunch with Francisca Pou Giménez (fundamental rights and constitutional courts; UNAM), Irene Parra Prieto (quantitative constitutional studies; ITAM), Jaime Olaiz González (constitutional change and constitutional theory; Panamericana), and Arturo Ramos Sobarzo (electoral law and democratic theory; ELD). We look forward to hosting each of them here in Austin in the years ahead.
The 2023 Global Summit on Constitutionalism
Over 400 scholars, judges, and lawyers from more than 60 countries have registered to join us in Austin for the Global Summit on Constitutionalism on March 16-18, 2023. We will gather for three days of lively debate, discussion and learning about constitutions, all while enjoying local Austin BBQ, Tex-Mex cuisine, and breakfast tacos. Thank you to our generous sponsors, pictured below, for partnering with us to host this exciting program.
On My Bookshelf
As we approach the Russian Constitution's 30th anniversary in 2023, I have been reading this profoundly illuminating book on its history and evolution. Jane Henderson, retired Senior Lecturer in Law at King’s College London, has written an invaluable resource for understanding the design, amendment, and operation of the Russian Constitution.
Our latest book features excellent chapters from outstanding scholars, each addressing the theme Amending America's Unwritten Constitution. Thank you to Cambridge University Press for publishing our book! ***
Mark Graber, The Unwritten Constitutions of the United States | Sanford Levinson, Enumerating Amendments | Carolyn Shapiro, Change is the Only Constant: Unwritten Amendments and the Courts | Emily Zackin, The Role of the People in Unwritten Amendment | Miriam Seifter,Unwritten State Constitutions? In Search of Constitutional Participants | Jonathan L. Marshfield, State Constitutions and the Interaction Between Formal Amendment and Unwritten Commitments | Vikram David Amar,The Drive for a National Popular Vote for the Presidency: A Case Study in Amending the Unwritten Constitution | Neil S. Siegel, The Trump Presidency, Racial Realignment, and the Future of Constitutional Norms | Mark Tushnet, Amending an Unwritten Constitution: Comparative Perspectives | Frederick Schauer,The Unwritten Foundations of (All) Written Constitutions
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Dr. Mayu Terada is Professor of Law at Hitotsubashi University in Japan, where she teaches courses in public law. A graduate Keio University and Hitotsubashi University, her research focuses on administrative law, particularly in the fields of telecommunication law and information law. She has held many prominent government appointments, including to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Commission on Freedom of Information and Protection of Individual Information. Connect with her here.