Ph.D. (Government), Harvard University, expected 2014
Professor Landau writes primarily about the field of comparative constitutional law. His recent work has focused on democratic transitions and the potential dark side of constitutional amendment and constitution-making for democracy in places like Latin America and Egypt. He has also worked on judicial activism on socioeconomic rights issues across the developing world, and on how to design effective methods of interpretation and enforcement for rights to housing, health, and food. He has published in various journals including the Harvard International Law Journal, the UC Davis Law Review, and the Alabama Law Review and presented his work internationally in places like Colombia, Australia, and France.
In 2011, Professor Landau served as a consultant on constitutional issues for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Honduras, following the coup that toppled President Zelaya. Since 2012, he has been a founding editor of IConnect, the blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, along with Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago) and Richard Albert (Boston College).
Professor Landau has taught Civil Procedure, Public International Law, Conflict of Laws, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law I, and International Litigation and Arbitration. He is also Associate Dean for International Programs, and in that capacity is in charge of the graduate LL.M. Program in American Law for Foreign Lawyers and the Certificate Program in International Law for J.D. students.