In this seminar series, we will discuss some key topics in comparative constitutionalism, drawing out some of the theoretical questions which underpin them.

The seminars will be led by Aileen Kavanagh and various visiting speakers.  Each seminar will start with a short presentation by each of the speakers, followed by a roundtable discussion.  The seminars will look closely at just two or three readings, mostly from recently published work or work-in-progress by the speakers.  The readings are hyperlinked below so that people can read them in advance and join in the roundtable discussion.

The seminar is not associated with any particular course or examination, but all are welcome to attend.  The seminar may be of interest to graduate students in the Law Faculty, especially BCL/MJur students taking Constitutional Theory, Comparative Human Rights and Comparative Public Law, or to research students working in the areas of constitutional law, constitutional theory or comparative constitutional law. 

 

Seminar Programme

Friday Week 3 (12th May) Dialogue, Finality and Legality (with Jeff King)

Friday Week 4 (19th May) Strong-Form and Weak-Form Review (with Tamas Gyorfi)

Friday Week 5 (26th May) The Craft of Judging in a Constitutional Democracy (with Kate O’Regan)

Friday Week 6 (2nd June) Political and Legal Constitutionalism (with Graham Gee)

Friday Week 7 (9th June) The Culture of Justification (with Murray Hunt & Dimitrios Kyritsis)

Friday Week 8 (16th June) Situating the Strike-Down Power (with Chintan Chandrachud)