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About Richard Albert

Richard Albert is an Associate Professor at Boston College Law School, where he specializes in constitutional law and comparative constitutional law. He holds degrees from Yale UniversityOxford University, and Harvard University.

He has been a law professor since 2009. In 2010, he received the Hessel Yntema Prize, which is given annually to a scholar under the age of 40 to recognize "the most outstanding article" on comparative law.

Richard Albert is Book Reviews Editor for the peer-reviewed American Journal of Comparative Law, an elected member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, an elected member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law, a member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Public Law, a Distinguished Academic Associate at the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff Law School, a Senior Research Fellow at the Council for Canadian Democracy, and a founding editor of I-CONnect, the new scholarly blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON).

Prior to joining Boston College Law School, Richard Albert served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, and as a corporate litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In 2013, he was named to the 50 under 50 list honoring the most influential minority law professors of 50 years of age or younger.


Present Associate Professor, Boston College Law School




  • Fall 2016: How Constitutions Change, Constitutional Politics Seminar
  • Spring 2017: Constitutional Law

Contact Information

Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Boston, Massachusetts
02459 USA


Comparative Constitutional Amendment (19)

Other Publications (18)