Eric C. Christiansen

Title(s):
Professor of Law

Faculty Chair

School(s):
Law
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Campus(es):
San Francisco
Eric C. Christiansen


COURSES TAUGHT

  • Comparative Constitutional Design
  • Constitutional Issues Seminar
  • Constitutional Law I & II
  • Property I & II

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Foreign and Comparative Constitutional law
  • US Constitutional law, esp. fundamental rights (substantive due process and equality)
  • Social welfare rights (education, health care, housing)
  • South Africa

EDUCATION

  • JD, New York University
  • MA, University of Chicago, The Divinity School
  • BA, University of Notre Dame

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Former associate, Latham & Watkins (London and San Francisco); practice emphasized cross-border corporate finance and capital markets
  • Former foreign/international law clerk to Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson, Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa
  • Former editor-in-chief of NYU Journal of International Law & Politics and NYU JILP International Citation Manual
  • Prior to law school Professor Christiansen worked in the field of non-profit management and HIV/AIDS education and services

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Currently a member of the Board of Directors of two organization providing financial assistance to local people struggling with poverty in connection with illness, the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and the AIDS Emergency Fund
  • Member, California State Bar

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2016 - 17: Fulbright Scholar. The award is a Senior Teaching/Research award in the Core U.S. Scholar Program. This allows Prof. Chrisitansen to teach comparative constitutional law and to research and write about the constitutional protection of social welfare rights at the University of Valencia in Spain.
  • 2000 - 2001: Fellow, U.S. Department of Defense Foreign Language and Areas Studies

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