This panel, with the participation of Justice Rodrigo Delaveau of the Constitutional Court of Chile and Professors Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq of the University of Chicago Law School, will discuss constitutional design from a comparative perspective.
Dr. Rodrigo Delaveau was elected Deputy Justice of the Constitutional Court of Chile in 2019, by public contest, proposed by the Executive, and ratified by 2/3 of the Chilean Senate. Justice Delaveau has been a professor of Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Economic Analysis of Law, Economic Constitutional Regulation, North American Constitutional and Regulatory Law, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and other universities in Chile, as well as a regular lecturer at conferences both in Chile and abroad. Justice Delaveau is an author and co-author of several research articles and books in his specialty, and the Editor of Judicial Review Outstanding Opinions between 2008 and 2012. In addition, he was the Chief for the Chilean Supreme Court study project on the Organic Model for the New Justice and Enforcement of Rights. He served as a regular columnist in various media in the country and was elected one of "100 young leaders" in 2008 by the newspaper "El Mercurio" for his contributions in legislative and judicial matters. He is also an external collaborator of the Comparative Constitution Project (CCP) and appointed by the members of Constitutional Court to be one of their delegates before the Venice Commission since 2020. Justice Delaveau was a member of the drafting commission of the Constitutional Amparo Procedure Bill, apointed by the Constitution Commission of the House of Deputies. In addition, he has presented before different Congress Commissions on matters related to Bills. He has also worked as a lawyer in various law firms, as well as an in-house counsel and legal advisor at institutions of public and private interest. Justice Delaveau is an alumnus of the University of Chicago Law School, obtaining his Master of Laws (LL.M) in 2007 and Doctor of Laws (JSD) in 2013. He holds a JD since 1997 and Master (LL.M) in Public Law in 2001, both from the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Tom Ginsburg is Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, Professor of Political Science. Professor Ginsburg focuses on comparative and international law from an interdisciplinary perspective. He holds BA, JD, and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. His latest book, How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, was written with Aziz Z. Huq, and his earlier books include Judicial Review in New Democracies (2003), which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award from the American Political Science Association; The Endurance of National Constitutions (2009), which also won a best book prize from APSA; and Judicial Reputation (2015). He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, an effort funded by the National Science Foundation to gather and analyze the constitutions of all independent nation-states since 1789. Before entering law teaching, he served as a legal adviser at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands, and he continues to work with numerous international development agencies and foreign governments on legal and constitutional reform. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Aziz Z. Huq is Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law. Professor Huq’s teaching and research interests include constitutional law, criminal procedure, federal courts, and legislation. His scholarship concerns the interaction of constitutional design with individual rights and liberties. His pieces have garnered the AALS Junior Scholars Paper Competition Award in Criminal Law and been selected for the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Before joining the Law School faculty, Prof. Huq worked as Associate Counsel and then Director of the Liberty and National Security Project of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, litigating cases in both the US Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He was also a Senior Consultant Analyst for the International Crisis Group, researching constitutional design and implementation in Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. He clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a 2001 graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize. In 2015, Prof. Huq received the Graduating Students Award for Teaching Excellence.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Law School's International Programs and International Law Society.