Congratulations to Vicki Jackson

by Kenneth Anderson

I spent the day at Georgetown University Law Center, at a seminar put on by Georgetown and the Queen’s University Belfast School of Law, on Professor Vicki Jackson’s splendid new book, Constitutional Engagement in a Transnational Era.  Fabulous small discussion seminar with comparative constitutional law scholars from around the planet, and a fine discussion of the book.  This book partly arises from the debates over comparative constitutional law in US courts, in which Vicki stakes out a carefully argued position around the idea of engagement (rather than either “convergence” or “resistance”).  I’ve also staked out a position, though in the resistance camp, but the book takes up questions much broader than simply citation of foreign law sources and offers a robust but carefully focused theory.  But this was a terrific discussion and a wonderful day.

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