From Constitutional Law to Constitutional History? How to Teach Constitutional Law in the Midst of a Constitutional Revolution

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022, 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET


Webinar Description:

This webinar will bring together Constitutional Law professors to discuss how to approach teaching in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decisions.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Sharing Pedagogical Strategies
  2. Solidifying Doctrinal Understandings of Recent Decisions
  3. Building Community


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Richard Albert, J.D., William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, The University of Texas School of Law

Richard Albert is Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published over twenty books on democratic reform and constitutional values, including “Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions” (Oxford University Press). He is Co-President of the International Society of Public Law, founding director of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism, and a former law clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada. A graduate of Yale, Oxford and Harvard, he is former Chair of the AALS Sections on Comparative Law, Law & Religion, Scholarship. He is currently Chair of the AALS Section on Law & South Asian Studies and a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Constitutional Law.


Franciska Coleman, Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Professor of Law; Associate Director, East Asian Legal Studies Center, University of Wisconsin Law School

Franciska Coleman is an Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Associate Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Center. She is an interdisciplinary scholar, whose work draws upon political theory, critical discourse analysis, and constitutional law.

Professor Coleman is deeply interested in the social justice implications of race and class hegemony in constitutional interpretation and in the effects of institutionalized oppression on the self-governing capability of vulnerable groups. Professor Coleman’s current research projects focus on 1) understanding the anatomy of cancel culture and its effects on marginalized groups as speakers and 2) understanding the relationship between equal protection and political power.

Prior to joining the faculty of UW Law School, Professor Coleman was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and also held a Visiting Scholar appointment at Harvard Law School.

Professor Coleman previously taught American Constitutional Law I and II at Yonsei Law School in Seoul, South Korea. During that time, she worked closely with the Korean government on several initiatives, such as international roundtables on offensive speech held by the Korean Communication Standards Commission and efforts by the Korean Legislation Research Institute to make Korean statutes more accessible to foreign communities.

Prior to her time in Korea, Professor Coleman worked as an associate in the litigation and appellate practice groups at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. She received her JD from Harvard Law School and her PhD in Literacy, Culture and International Education from the University of Pennsylvania. While studying at these institutions, she was awarded the AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship and the Fontaine Fellowship.