2016 - Irish Society of Comparative Law Annual Conference May23/24
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Professor Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law School

Professor Tushnet, who graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, specializes in constitutional law and theory, including comparative constitutional law. His research includes studies examining (skeptically) the practice of judicial review in the United States and around the world. He also writes in the area of legal and particularly constitutional history, with works on the development of civil rights law in the United States and (currently) a long-term project on the history of the Supreme Court in the 1930s.

Areas of Interest
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: Civil Rights History
Legal History: Twentieth Century American Legal History
Constitutional Law
Comparative and Foreign Law: Comparative Constitutional Law
Legal History: Legal History of U.S. Slavery

Representative Publications

◾Tushnet, Mark. The New Constitutional Order (Princeton University Press 2003).

◾The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies ( Mark Tushnet & Peter Cane eds., Oxford 2003).

◾Tushnet, Mark. "Defending Korematsu?: Reflections on Civil Liberties in Wartime," 2003 Wisconsin Law Review 273 (2003).

◾Tushnet, Mark. "Alarmism versus Moderation in Responding to the Rehnquist Court," 78 Indiana Law Journal 47 (2003).

◾Tushnet, Mark. "New Forms of Judicial Review and the Persistence of Rights - and Democracy-Based Worries," 38 Wake Forest Law Review 813 (2003).

◾Defining the Field of Comparative Constitutional law ( Mark Tushnet & Vicki Jackson eds., Praeger 2002).