Introducing Constitutional Transitions Visiting Fellow Gianluca Parolin

The Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) is pleased to introduce visiting fellow Gianluca Parolin. Gianluca joins us from the American University of Cairo, where he serves as Assistant Professor of Law. “We are very glad to welcome Gianluca and all of our international fellows,” said Faculty Director Sujit Choudhry. “Their perspective […]

CT Student Researchers Weigh in from Beirut on Egyptian Shifts

As student researchers this past summer with NYU Law’s new Center for Constitutional Transitions, headed by Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law Sujit Choudhry, Christopher Roberts ’12 and Amos Toh (LL.M. ’12) found themselves weighing in on the internationally scrutinized and highly complex constitutional drafting process unfolding in post-revolutionary Egypt. “I think that Egypt has been particularly, even […]

Live News Tracking of Constitutional Transitions via @ConstTrans

Constitutional Transitions collects and posts daily news updates from the world of constitutional transitions on its Twitter feed @ConstTrans. Follow us to stay informed with the latest news and analysis on constitutional developments around the world. Staff researchers of Constitutional Transitions will monitor media sources from global and regional publications, and aggregate the most relevant updates on current […]

Introducing Constitutional Transitions Fellow, Katy Glenn

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 […]

New Partnership with International IDEA

The Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law (Constitutional Transitions) is very pleased to announce its recent partnership with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). International IDEA, an intergovernmental organization composed of 27 member states, is a recognized leader in the promotion of sustainable democracy worldwide.   This unique two-year project […]

Constitutional Transitions Colloquium to Begin September 12

Constitutional Transitions is pleased to announce the launch of the Constitutional Transitions Collo­quium series. The series will feature monthly presentations from scholars and experts in constitutional design and constitutional transitions (totaling twelve each year). The colloquium’s objective is to function as both a publicly accessible educational event and as a leading forum for discussing and advancing […]

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 […]

29 July 2012: Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture

On July 29, 2012, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law Sujit Choudhry, Faculty Director of Constitutional Transitions, delivered the Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Lecture in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam was a prominent Sri Lankan constitutional scholar, legislator and peacemaker who was assassinated by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber in 1999. Dr. Tiruchelvam was also the […]

“Analysis and Recommendations Study of the 2011 Jordanian Constitution”

On 26 June 2012, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law Sujit Choudhry, Faculty Director of Constitutional Transitions, and researchers Christopher Roberts and Amos Toh, participated in a seminar to review the “Analysis and Recommendations Study of the 2011 Jordanian Constitution”, authored by Jordanian lawyer Sufian Obeidat and sponsored by International IDEA. The seminar took place in […]

Turkey’s Constitutional Transition – Institutional Reform, Regime Change and a Bill of Rights – Are They Possible?

Constitutional Transitions turned its focus to Turkey in a May 8 symposium. Turkish lawmakers are in the process of redrafting that country’s constitution, aiming to produce a document based on the “will of the people.” Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law Sujit Choudhry, the Director of Constitutional Transitions, moderated the program, which featured three panelists: Ümit […]

Current Research Projects

“Security Sector Oversight in Post-Authoritarian Contexts: Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Partisan Abuse” questions whether legal and institutional design (including constitutions) can create frameworks for civilian control without the attendant danger they may pose to political pluralism – that is, to achieve civilization without politicization. Security Sector Oversight in Post-Authoritarian Contexts: Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Partisan […]

Symposium: Constitutional Transitions in the Middle East

To mark its official launch on March 30, 2012, Constitutional Transitions hosted an academic symposium bringing leading experts on Middle East constitutionalism to offer their reflections on constitutional developments in the region.  The panelists included Asli Bali (Acting Professor, UCLA School of Law), Mohammad Fadel (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law), Turkuler Isiksel (Assistant Professor, Columbia University Department of Political Science), Clark Lombardi (Associate […]