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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Professor Alexander Somek

Cosmopolitan Constitutionalism: The Case of the Europe Convention System


Alexander Somek is Professur für Rechtsphilosophie und Methodenlehre der Rechtswissenschaften (Professor of Philosophy and Methodology of Law) at the University of Vienna and a a Global Affiliated Professor of Law at Iowa.  From 2003 to 2015, he was a tenured member of the Iowa Law faculty, holding the Charles E. Floete Chair in Law. 

Professor Somek is a prolific scholar in the fields of jurisprudence, EU law, comparative constitutional law, and public international law.  He has been a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), a LAPA fellow and visiting professor at Princeton University, and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

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