Launch of the Constitutional Transitions Clinic

Constitutional Transitions is pleased to announce the launch of the Constitutional Transitions Clinic. The clinic is the main component of Constitutional Transitions’ educational activities, working to train the next generation of constitutional advisors while simultaneously helping to overcome the missing link in the design of current field missions in societies undergoing constitutional transitions.

The Constitutional Transitions Clinic partners with clients active in the field on projects linked to specific constitutional processes. Client partners will receive ‘back-office’ research support, providing them with valuable real-time analysis on relevant constitutional issues. The clinic, the first of its kind in the world, will allow partner organizations to harness the vast research capacity of NYU School of Law, and more effectively advise stakeholders in their respective areas of operation.

The Constitutional Transitions Clinic’s research will be conducted by 19 J.D. and LL.M student researchers at NYU Law, working under the supervision of the Center’s Faculty Director and Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law Sujit Choudhry, and Fellow Katy Glenn Bass.

In its first year, the Constitutional Transitions Clinic is partnering with the West Asia and North Africa division of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). The clinic will produce three research reports for International IDEA, dealing with constitutional themes that have recently surfaced in the Middle East and North Africa. The reports will focus specifically on constitutional court design, political party regulation, and legislative-executive relations in the region. In March 2013, the clinical students and staff will travel to Tunisia, where they will present their research at a conference organized by International IDEA.

Date

August 31, 2012

Supervisors

Sujit Choudhry, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Constitutional Transitions at NYU School of Law.

Katy Glenn, Fellow of Constitutional Transitions at NYU School of Law


For additional information about the clinic, click here.

For information regarding applications for clinical researchers, click here.

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