Areas of Expertise
Professor of Law
Tom Ginsburg focuses on comparative and international law from an interdisciplinary perspective. His latest book, The Endurance of National Constitutions (Cambridge University Press 2003, co-authored with Zachary Elkins and James Melton) won the award for Best Book from the American Political Science Association Section on Comparative Democratization. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, Kyushu University, Seoul National University, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Trento. He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, an effort funded by the National Science Foundation to gather and analyze the constitutions of all independent nation-states since 1789. Before entering law teaching, he served as a legal adviser at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands, and consulted with numerous international development agencies and foreign governments on legal and constitutional reform.
Ginsburg holds BA, JD, and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.