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About Richard Albert

Richard Albert is Professor at Boston College Law School.

His scholarship focuses on constitutional amendment in comparative, doctrinal, historical and theoretical perspectives. He is currently completing a book on constitutional amendment, to be published by Oxford University Press. ​He is also co-editor of the following collections: The Foundations and Traditions of Constitutional Amendment (Oxford: Hart 2017), An Unamendable Constitution? Unamendability in Constitutional Democracies (Springer 2018), Canada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution (Cambridge University Press 2017), and the Oxford Handbook of the Constitutions of the Caribbean (Oxford University Press 2018).

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 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. 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. 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.

Richard Albert holds degrees from Yale UniversityOxford University,and Harvard University.


Present Professor of Law, University of Texas at Austin



Research Interests

Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Law

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  • Fall 2017: How Constitutions Change, Constitutional Politics Seminar
  • Spring 2018: No courses taught

Contact Information

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


Comparative Constitutional Amendment (23)

Other Publications (19)