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Rosalind Dixon

Short-Term International Visiting Professor of Law (J-Term 2020)

Rosalind Dixon

Short-Term International Visiting Professor of Law (J-Term 2020)

Rosalind Dixon is a Professor of Law, at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law. She earned her BA and LLB from the University of New South Wales and was an associate to the Chief Justice of Australia, the Hon. Murray Gleeson AC, before attending Harvard Law School, where she obtained an LLM and SJD. 

Her work focuses on comparative constitutional law and constitutional design, constitutional democracy, theories of constitutional dialogue and amendment, socio-economic rights and constitutional law and gender, and has been published in leading journals in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia, including the Cornell Law Review, GW Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, International Journal of Constitutional Law, American Journal of Comparative Law, Osgoode Hall Law Journal,  Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and Sydney Law Review. 

She is co-editor, with Tom Ginsburg, of a leading handbook on comparative constitutional law, Comparative Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar, 2011), and a related volume, Comparative Constitutional Law in Asia (Edward Elgar, 2014), co-editor (with Mark Tushnet and Susan Rose-Ackermann) of the Edward Elgar series on Constitutional and Administrative Law, on the editorial board of the Public Law Review, and editor of the Constitutions of the World series for Hart publishing.  

Dixon is a member of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and deputy director of the Herbert Smith Freehills Initiative on Law and Economics. She previously served as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School and has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School and the National University of Singapore. She was recently elected as co-president of the International Society of Public Law: https://www.icon-society.org/

Areas of Expertise
  • Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Design
  • Constitutional Amendment
  • Socio-Economic Rights
  • Law and Gender
  • S.J.D., Harvard Law School, 2008
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2004
  • B.A./LL.B., University of New South Wales, 2001
  • Comparative Constitutional Law in Asia (ed. with Tom Ginsurg) (Edward Elgar, 2014)
  • “The Supreme Court of Canada and Constitutional (Equality) Baselines” 50 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 637 (2013)
  • “Constitutions Inside Out: Outsider Interventions in Domestic Constitutional Contests” 38 Wake Forest Law Review 149 (2013) (with Vicki Jackson)
  • “The South African Constitutional Court & an Insurance-Based Theory of Socio-economic Rights" (2011) 4 Constitutional Court Review 1 (published 2012)  (with Tom Ginsburg)
  • Comparative Constitutional Law (ed. with Tom Ginsburg) (Edward Elgar, 2011)
Comparative Constitutional Studies