How Do Constitutions Succeed?: Versteeg & Chilton & "Melkinsburg"

Chair: Michael Seidman, Georgetown University

Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia Law School, and Adam Chilton, University of Chicago Law School
"Constitutional Rights and International Law"
Comments by Mike Albertus, University of Chicago

"Melkinsburg": James Melton, University College London; Zach Elkins, University of Texas, Austin; Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School
"Does Writing Rights Matter?"
Comments by William Hubbard, University of Chicago Law School

This workshop brought together scholars engaged in constitutional design, as well as practitioners, to engage on a range of theoretical and mid-level problems concerning the defining and measurement of constitutions’ performance. Theoretical perspectives will be comingled with case studies from country experts, as well as thematic papers that look at a particular institution or policy problem across several cases.

Recorded April 2015.