Sunday, September 18, 2022

LevinsonFest on Comparative Constitutional Design

Guest Blogger

Ashley Moran

 We’re pleased to share essays from our recent LevinsonFest 2022 panel assessing pressing constitutional issues though a comparative lens.

The roundtable spans a range of topics, with essays from Kevin Cope and Mila Versteeg (University of Virginia) on U.S. Supreme Court reform, Yasmin Dawood (University of Toronto) on questions guiding comparative constitutional design, Rosalind Dixon (University of New South Wales) on constitutional amendment, Zachary Elkins (University of Texas at Austin) on the Second Amendment, Ran Hirschl (University of Texas at Austin) on constitutional stagnation and innovation, Gary Jacobsohn (University of Texas at Austin) on comparative advantage, and Ashley Moran (University of Texas at Austin) on upper chamber malapportionment. A response from Sandy Levinson (University of Texas at Austin) weaves these essays together in assessing what we learn by examining these issues through a comparative lens.

The event discussion broached an even wider range of topics and is available on the panel webpage. We hope you enjoy the discussions! 

Ashley Moran is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Comparative Constitutions Project and Distinguished Scholar with UT’s Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law. You can contact her at


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