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Richard Albert



Richard Albert is a Professor of Law 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 forthcoming collections: The Foundations and Traditions of Constitutional Amendment, An Unconstitutional Constitution? Unamendability in Constitutional DemocraciesCanada in the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution, and the Oxford Handbook of the Constitutions of the Caribbean.

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. 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.