Tom Ginsburg is a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation and the Leo Spitz Distinguished Service Professor of International Law at the University of Chicago, where he also holds an appointment in the Political Science Department. He currently codirects the Comparative Constitutions Project, a National Science Foundation–funded data set cataloging the world’s constitutions since 1789.
His latest book is Democracies and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Earlier books include Judicial Review in New Democracies (Cambridge University Press, 2003), which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award from the American Political Science Association; The Endurance of National Constitutions (Cambridge University Press, 2009), which also won a best book prize from APSA; Judicial Reputation (The University of Chicago Press, 2015); and How to Save a Constitutional Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2018), with coauthor Aziz Z. Huq, winner of the best book prize from the International Society for Constitutional Law. He has edited or coedited twenty-five other books.
He has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo, Kyushu University, Seoul National University, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Trento. Before teaching, he served as a legal advisor at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands, and he has consulted with numerous international development agencies and governments on legal and constitutional reform.