Institute for Transnational Law Co-sponsors Constitutional Change Conference 2020

On January 17-18, 2020, the Institute for Transnational Law co-sponsored the 2020 Global Conference on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change. The conference, which was held at The University of Texas School of Law, was convened by Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor in Law and Professor of Government, at The University of Texas at Austin.

Scholars of constitutionalism gathered in Austin for this first-of-its-kind conference on “Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change.” Over 130 conference participants from more than 20 countries attended.

The program featured three components: (1) concurrent sessions in which works-in-progress will be the focus of discussion; (2) a series of plenary lectures delivered by the Comparative Constitutionalism faculty at the University of Texas at Austin; and (3) two major plenary panels on new books in the field. The subjects of discussion included constitutional amendment, constitutional reform, constitutional conventions, constitutional transitions, judicial interpretation and review, unwritten constitutional norms, revolution, secession, as well forms of direct democracy including popular initiatives and referendums.

This conference was convened by Professor Richard Albert (Texas)–with the assistance of Trish Do, Sarah Guimaraes, Cody Lee Vaughn–and was generously sponsored by The University of Texas Law School, the Constitutional Studies Program, and the Institute for Transnational Law.

For full details, visit the conference website.