Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: comparative law

  • How to Misread a Constitution

    —Bryan Dennis G. Tiojanco, Project Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. Twitter: @botiojanco [Editor’s Note: This is one of our ICONnect columns. For more on our 2022 columnists, see here.] Legal comparatists start understanding any new constitution in the same way we begin understanding anything: through a progression of mental…

  • The Superficiality of U.S. Confirmation Hearings and the Issue of Comparative Constitutional Law

    —Stefanus Hendrianto, Boston College In the last five confirmation hearings in the United States Senate for nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court (Roberts, 2005; Alito, 2006; Sotomayor, 2009; Kagan, 2010; and Gorsuch, 2017), the role of comparative constitutional law in the American constitutional system was one of the main questions.

  • Fourth Annual YCC Global Conference and 2015 YCC Prizes

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School As Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee (“YCC”) in the American Society of Comparative Law (“ASCL”), I am pleased to announce that younger scholars from around the world will gather later this week at Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee for the Fourth Annual YCC Global Conference.

  • Constitutional Comparativism and Splendid Isolation?

    —Jaakko Husa, Professor, Legal Culture and Legal Linguistics, University of Lapland, Finland Long gone are the days when comparative law was ruled by private law scholars only. After the collapse of socialism we have experienced a global expansion of constitutionalism, judicial review, and human rights.