Faculty Scholarship: Professor David Fontana
"Government in Opposition" Chosen for Princeton University's Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop
GW Law School congratulates comparative constitutional law expert Professor David Fontana on news that his paper was selected as part of a paper competition for Princeton University's Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop to be held February 6-7, 2009.
About "Government in Opposition"
Imagine if, days after beating John McCain in the presidential election, President Barack Obama was required by our Constitution to name John McCain as his Secretary of Defense, and Arlen Specter as his Attorney General. Rules like this--rules that either permit, encourage, or require losing political parties to exercise governing powers--have been spreading to many constitutions around the world, and are the subject of this paper.
Professor Fontana is in his third year on the faculty and teaches in the areas of comparative constitutional law and constitutional law.