Abusive Constitutional Borrowing – webinar recording

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Speakers: Rosalind Dixon and David Landau

On 22 September 2021, our panel was joined by Professor Rosalind Dixon* and Professor David Landau** to discuss their new book, Abusive Constitutional Borrowing (Oxford Comparative Constitutionalism series, Oxford University Press, 2021).

As before, our panel included the leaders of our research project: Associate Professor Adam Czarnota and Professor Martin Krygier, both of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law & Justice, and Professor Wojciech Sadurski of the University of Sydney Law School.

The session was recorded and the archive edition is now available for viewing.^

The discussants take a tour of key themes from the book, then several of the international audience participated in the Q&A session (Q&A begins after about 1 hour).

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For those with a more limited download speed, an audio-only file is provided below.

Our project co-hosted this talk with the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law.

^Recording was advised to all participants. Views expressed herein are those of the authors/speakers and are not necessarily those of the Australian Government, the Australian Research Council, or the individual’s parent institution.

*Rosalind Dixon is a Professor of Law, at the Faculty of Law and Justice at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her work focuses on comparative constitutional law and constitutional design, constitutional democracy, theories of constitutional dialogue and amendment, socio-economic rights and constitutional law and gender, and has been published in a range of books and leading journals in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. She was formerly an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School and has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School and the National University of Singapore. She is a Manos Research Fellow, Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Deputy Director of the Herbert Smith Freehills Initiative on Law and Economics and Co-Director of the UNSW New Economic Policy Initiative at UNSW, and formerly co-president of the International Society of Public Law.

**David Landau is Mason Ladd Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs at Florida State University College of Law. He is a scholar of constitutional theory, constitutional design and comparative constitutional law. His recent work has focused on a range of issues with contemporary salience both in the United States and elsewhere around the world, including constitutional change and constitution-making, judicial role and the enforcement of rights, impeachment, and the erosion of democracy. He has published in many journals including the University of Chicago Law Review and the Harvard Journal of International Law. Professor Landau’s work has been cited by the high courts of several countries, including the Supreme Court of Israel, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Constitutional Tribunal of Chile, and the Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil. Since 2012, he has been a founding editor of ICONnect, the blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law. He holds an AB, JD, and PhD from Harvard University.