It is the distinct pleasure of the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) to introduce our fellow, Katy Glenn. Ms. Glenn joined Constitutional Transitions in July. Her primary responsibility is co-teaching the Constitutional Transitions Clinic alongside Faculty Director Sujit Choudhry. “It’s such a privilege to join Constitutional Transitions, particularly at a time when so many societies are in transition and beginning to grapple with the sort of questions our Center specializes in,” said Ms. Glenn.
As co-supervisor of the Constitutional Transitions Clinic, Ms. Glenn will oversee three teams of researchers, comprising a total of 12 J.D. and 7 LL.M. students. Each team will produce a detailed research report on a specific question of constitutional design. In its first year of operation, the Constitutional Transitions Clinic will partner with the West Asia and North Africa division of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). The reports will bolster International IDEA’s fieldwork by providing analysis on constitutional issues that have arisen in the wake of the Arab Spring revolutions, and are being actively considered by stakeholders in the region.
In spring 2013, Professor Choudhry, Ms. Glenn and the clinical researchers will travel to Tunisia to present their work at a conference organized by International IDEA.
Before arriving at NYU Law, Ms. Glenn taught for two years at the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic at Fordham Law School. She has also worked for the International Crisis Group and a Zimbabwean human rights organization, and has studied political transitions in Angola, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she received the Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award.