Dr. Michel Rosenfeld, Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights and director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, was awarded one of two Fulbright-Tocqueville chairs for 2012-13 and is the only jurist selected for the upcoming year.


The Franco-American Commission for Education Exchange, in partnership with the State Department and French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, created the chair award in 2005 to commemorate the centennial of Senator J. William Fulbright’s birth and the bicentennial of Alexis de Tocqueville’s birth. As chair, Rosenfeld will lecture in Comparative Public Law, Globalization and Legal Pluralism, and Comparative Constitutionalism at the masters and doctoral levels at French universities and engage in cutting-edge research involving the United States and France with French counterparts.


Rosenfeld also co-edited the recently published Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2012) with Judge Andras Sajo of the European Court of Human Rights. The 1400-page volume is the first comprehensive reference in the field of comparative constitutional law and presents a global comparative perspective on the central concepts, institutions and processes of constitutional law. It also features contributions from leading political scientists, legal scholars and judges.


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