Center for Comparative Constitutionalism

Ginsburg on Libya's New Constitution: Lessons from Iraq's Missteps

Libya's New Constitution: Lessons from Iraq's Missteps
Tom Ginsburg
Chicago Tribune
October 21, 2011

Now that Moammar Gadhafi has fallen, Libya's victorious revolutionaries should heed Iraq's missteps as they begin the critical task of political reconstruction, including Iraq's hurried 2005 constitution-making process.

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Tom Ginsburg

David A. Strauss

Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law

David Strauss graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude in 1973. He then spent two years at Magdalen College, Oxford, on the Marshall Scholarship and received a BPhil in politics from Oxford in 1975. In 1978, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was developments editor of the Law Review.

Richard A. Epstein

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law and Senior Lecturer

Richard A. Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. Epstein started his legal career at the University of Southern California, where he taught from 1968 to 1972. He served as Interim Dean of the Law School from February to June 2001. He is also the Laurence A.

Mary Anne Case

Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law

A graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Law School, Mary Anne Case studied at the University of Munich; litigated for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York; and was the Class of 1966 Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia before joining the Law School faculty.

Emily Buss

Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law

Emily Buss's research interests include children's and parents' rights and the legal system's allocation of responsibility for children’s development among parent, child, and state. In recent years, she has focused particular attention on the developmental impact of court proceedings on court-involved children, including foster youth and youth accused of crimes.

Martha Nussbaum

Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics

Martha Nussbaum received her BA from NYU and her MA and PhD from Harvard. She has taught at Harvard University, Brown University, and Oxford University. From 1986 to 1993, Nussbaum was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University.

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