Sunday, March 17, 2013

Constitutions as Products

The University of Chicago Law School's 2013 Coase Lecture was given on February 12 by Tom Ginsburg, professor of law and political science at that school. The subject of the lecture was "Constitutions as Products". Ginsburg questions the way constitutional law, with its emphasis on case law, is taught in the United States. His research, which he presents, looks at almost all constitutions in the world (excluding that of the U.K.), examining how are they produced, their contents (rights, provisions about amendment, etc.), how long they last, and what influences their longevity. Both video and audio versions of the lecture are available. 83 min, no transcript