William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Emeritus
Professor Tushnet, who graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, specializes in constitutional law and theory, including comparative constitutional law. His research includes studies of constitutional review in the United States and around the world, and the creation of other “institutions for protecting constitutional democracy.” He also writes in the area of legal and particularly constitutional history, with works on the development of civil rights law in the United States and a history of the Supreme Court in the 1930s.
FavoriteMark Tushnet, The Constitution of the United States of America: A Contextual Analysis (Hart Publ'g 2d rev. ed. 2015).
FavoriteMark Tushnet, Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar Publ'g 2014).
FavoriteRoutledge Handbook of Constitutional Law (Mark Tushnet, Thomas Fleiner & Cheryl Saunders eds., Routledge 2012).
- Mark Tushnet & Dimitry Kochenov, Introduction, in Research Handbook on the Politics of Constitutional Law (Mark Tushnet & Dimitry Kochenov eds., Edward Elgar) (forthcoming Nov. 2023).
- Mark Tushnet, What's the Problem with Populism?, 19 Eur. Const. L. Rev. 182 (2023) (reviewing Rule of Law vs Majoritarian Democracy (Giuliano Amato, Benedetta Barbisan & Cesare Pinelli eds., 2021)).