Workshop 2016/2017

The Double-Facing Constitution: Legal Externalities and the Reshaping of Constitutional Order

22.–23. Juni 2017



Constitutional orders may be said to have both an inner and outer membrane: they face outwards as well as inwards, and these two faces are related. A staple of constitutional literature in the medieval and early-modern period, this idea of the double-facing constitution was subsequently largely lost from juridical discourse. The workshop investigates this two-faced nature of constitutional legal thought and practice.

The workshop is a joint event of the Department of Law at London School of Econmics, the University of Toronto and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.








David Dyzenhaus

University Professor of Law and Philosophy



Vera Kempa

Vera Kempa

"Academy in Exile", Geschäftsführerin Fellowclub

Tel. +49 30 89001 157

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