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Cem Tecimer
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The Precedential Life of Brown: A Reception Study

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Theocratic Constitutionalism with Professor Intisar Rabb, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Comparative Constitutional Law with Professor Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
  • Democratization with Professor Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University

Additional Research Interests

  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Capital Markets Law


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate 2017-Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. Program 2016-2017 (requirements fulfilled, degree waived)
  • Koc University Law School, LL.B., 2012-2016

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Writing Workshop Advisor, Harvard Law School Graduate Program, LL.M. Writing Workshop, 2020-Present
  • Research Assistant, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School, 2016-Present
  • Summer Academic Fellow, Harvard Law School, Summer 2020
  • Research Assistant to Professor Michael Klarman, Harvard Law School, Summer 2020
  • Research Assistant to Professor Intisar Rabb, Harvard Law School, 2016-2018
  • Research Assistant to Professor Kim Lane Scheppele, Harvard Law School, 2016-2017
  • Salzburg Cutler Fellowship, Harvard Law School, 2016-2017
  • Dean’s Scholar Prize, Harvard Law School, International and Comparative Law Workshop, 2016-2017
  • Gammon Fellowship, Harvard Law School, 2016-2017
  • David L. Shapiro Scholar, Harvard Law School, 2016-2017
  • Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Commission, 2016-2017

Representative Publications

  • Interconstitutionalism, 132 Yale L.J. 326 (2022) (with Jason Mazzone)
  • Inter-constitutional Interpretation: A Case Study of the Articles of Confederation, in Comparative Constitutional History: Uses of History in Constitutional Adjudication (Francesco Biagi, Justin O. Frosini and Jason Mazzone eds., 2023) (forthcoming)
  • Some of my blog posts (chiefly on Turkish constitutional law) can be accessed at

Additional Information

  • Languages: English, Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, German (advanced), Arabic (intermediate)
  • Bar Admissions: New York (2019), Istanbul (2021)

Last Updated: December 14, 2022