Neat format. Audio interview. Prof interviews Prof.
In this outing, Professor Richard Albert, Boston College Law School speaks with Professor Vanessa MacDonnell of the University of Ottawa (English common law) about her new (comparative) work on the role of government in advancing and securing constitutional rights. The abstract of the paper (forthcoming in the UTLJ), is available on SSRN here. I am teaching constitutional law at the moment and am consider how this might enrich the introduction to the Charter materials (next semester) and encourage students to think more broadly about the roles the state plays beyond violator-of-rights. Not to mention the ways it may affect my own thinking as an “equality advocate”.