Mitchel Lasser is the Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Studies at Cornell Law School and co-directs the Cornell Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law in Paris. He teaches and writes in the areas of comparative law, law of the European Union, comparative constitutional law, and judicial process. He is author of numerous law review articles, as well as of Judicial Transformations: The Rights Revolution in the Courts of Europe (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Judicial Deliberations: A Comparative Analysis of Judicial Transparency and Legitimacy (Oxford University Press, 2004). Before joining Cornell in 2004, Lasser was the Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law. He has since been a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, the European University Institute in Florence, NYU School of Law, and Yale Law School. He received a B.A. from Yale College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.A. in French literature and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Yale University.