Faculty: Eric C. Christiansen

Eric C. Christiansen

Title(s):
Professor of Law
School(s):
Law
415-369-5338
Campus(es):
San Francisco
Eric C. Christiansen

  • Senior Fulbright Scholar, 2016-17 
  • Visiting Professor, Dept. of Constitutional Law, University of Valencia, Spain (2017)
  • Faculty Chair (2012-2016)
  • Director, Comparative Law Institute (2009-2013)
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship (2009-2012)
  • Director, GGU-Paris Ouest (Nanterre) Summer Program in Comparative Law (2008-2013)
  • Co-Founder, Faculty Scholarship Support Group (2008-2012)
  • Co-Founder and Co-Director, GGU Law & Leadership Program (2007-2009)


COURSES TAUGHT

  • Comparative Constitutional Design
  • Comparative Equality of Fundamental Rights Law
  • Constitutional Issues Seminar
  • Constitutional Law I & II
  • Lawyering: Supreme Court Litigation
  • Property I & II

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Foreign and Comparative Constitutional Law
  • US Constitutional Law, esp. fundamental rights adjudication
  • Social Welfare Rights (education, health care, housing)
  • Constitutional Rights of Sexual Minorities

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. Senior Teaching/Research at the Department of Constitutional Law at the University of Valencia, Spain.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2009
  • Justice Jesse W. Carter Faculty Scholarship Award, 2009
  • Lipper International & Comparative Law Prize, 2001
  • 2000 - 2002: Fellow, U.S. Department of Defense Foreign Language and Areas Studies
  • Fellow, Center for Transitional Justice, 1999-2000
  • Root-Tilden Public Interest Law Scholar (NYU), 1998-2001

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