Rosalind Dixon

Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization

Fall 2017

Griswold 407

617-998-1564

Assistant: Anna Kim Reilly / 617-495-3117

Biography

Rosalind Dixon is a professor of law at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law.

She earned her B.A. and LL.B. 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 LL.M and S.J.D.

Dixon’s work focuses on comparative constitutional law and constitutional design, theories of constitutional dialogue and amendment, socio-economic rights, and constitutional law and gender. She has been published in leading journals in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia, including the Cornell Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, The International Journal of Constitutional Law, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and the Sydney Law Review. She is co-editor, with Tom Ginsburg, of a leading handbook, 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, and editor of the Constitutions of the World series for Hart publishing. She is on the Council of the International Society of Constitutional Law, and on the Editorial Board of its associated journal, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, as well as advisor to the Public Law Review.

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.

Areas of Interest

Mark Tushnet & Rosalind Dixon, Weak-Form Review and its Constitutional Relatives: An Asian Perspective, in Comparative Constitutional Law in Asia 102 (Rosalind Dixon & Tom Ginsburg eds., 2014).
Categories:
Constitutional Law
,
Government & Politics
,
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Courts
,
Comparative Law
,
East Asian Legal Studies
Type: Book
Rosalind Dixon & Vicki C. Jackson, Constitutions Inside Out: Outsider Interventions in Domestic Constitutional Contests, 48 Wake Forest L. Rev. 149 (2013).
Categories:
Government & Politics
,
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
,
Constitutional Law
Sub-Categories:
Federalism
,
International Law
Type: Article
Abstract
Increased interactions among peoples and states combined with the growth of written constitutions are creating new opportunities for “extra-territorial” forms of constitutional interpretation, that is, the interpretation of domestic constitutions by “outsiders.” This article considers the potential benefits, and dangers, of outsider interpretation. It also identifies factors relevant to the appropriateness or legitimacy of such practices, drawing from analogous rules and doctrines developed in the context of U.S. federalism and international law.

Current Courses

Course Catalog View

Griswold 407

617-998-1564

Assistant: Anna Kim Reilly / 617-495-3117