Hirschl, Ran



Ran Hirschl is Professor of Political Science and Law, and holds a senior Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism and Democracy at the University of Toronto. Besides Constitutional Theocracy, featured in his Rorotoko interview, Hirschl is the author of Towards Juristocracy: The Origins and Consequences of the New Constitutionalism (Harvard University Press, 2004 & 2007) and of numerous articles and book chapters, and he is currently writing a book on the evolution, purpose and logic of comparative inquiry in legal studies. Ran Hirschl has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, a Fulbright Scholar, and a Fellow at Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs. Most recently, he served as the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, received a University of Toronto Outstanding Teaching Award, and delivered the 2010 Annual Lecture in Law and Society at Oxford University.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Constitutional Theocracy
(Our Cover Feature of December 19, 2010)