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McCrudden, J. Christopher

William W. Cook Global Law Professor
Fall 2017

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Christopher McCrudden, a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law, is a professor of human rights and equality law at Queens University Belfast, and a practicing barrister-at-law with Blackstone Chambers. Specializing in human rights, he concentrates on issues of equality and discrimination as well as the relationship between international and comparative human rights law. Professor McCrudden teaches in the areas of international, European, and comparative human rights at Michigan Law. He returned to Michigan in fall 2015 after being on leave since 2011. Professor McCrudden is the author of Buying Social Justice (Oxford University Press, 2007), a book about the relationship between public procurement and equality, for which he was awarded a certificate of merit by the American Society of International Law in 2008, and (with Brendan O'Leary) Courts and Consociations (Oxford University Press, 2013), about the tensions between human rights and ethnic power-sharing arrangements that are common in peace agreements. Most recently, he has edited the multi-disciplinary volume, Understanding Human Dignity (Oxford University Press, 2013). He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, and the Journal of International Economic Law, and is co-editor of the Law in Context series. He serves on the European Commission's Expert Network on the Application of the Gender Equality Directives. Professor McCrudden holds an LLB from Queen's University Belfast, an LLM from Yale Law School, and a DPhil from Oxford. In addition, Queen's University Belfast awarded him an honorary LLD in 2006. He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2008. In 2011, he was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for three years. During 2013–2014, he was a fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at New York University Law School. During 2014–2015, he served as a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin.

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Co-author. Northern Ireland and 'Brexit': The European Economic Area Option. B. Doherty et al., co-authors. U of Michigan Law & Economics Research Paper No. 16-038. Working Paper.
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Co-author. The Future of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. J. Dutheil de la Rochère and G. De Búrca, co-authors. NYU School of Law, Jean Monnet Working Paper Series, no. 10/01. Working Paper.
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Reva Siegel and the Role of Religion in Constructing the Meaning of "Human Dignity". University of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 320. Working Paper, 2013.
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Marriage Registrars, Same-Sex Relationships, and Religious Discrimination in the European Court of Human Rights. U. of Michigan Public Law & Legal theory Research Paper No. 513. Working Paper.
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Human Rights, Southern Voices, and 'Traditional Values' at the United Nations. Univ. of Michigan Public Law & Legal Theory Research Paper Series, no. 419. Working Paper, 2014.
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"On Portraying Human Dignity." In Human Dignity in Context: Explorations of a Contested Concept, edited by A. Kemmerer, C. Möllers, and D. Grimm. Recht im Kontext, 5. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos, Forthcoming.
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"The New Architecture of EU Equality Law after CHEZ: Did the Court of Justice Reconceptualise Direct and Indirect Discrimination?" Eur. Equality L. Rev. (Forthcoming).
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Co-author. "The Dark Side of Nudging: The Ethics, Political Economy, and Law of Libertarian Paternalism." J. King, co-author. In Choice Architecture in Democracies: Exploring the Legitimacy of Nudging, edited by A. Kemmerer et al., 75-139. Recht im Kontext, 6. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos, 2017.
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Co-author. "Why Northern Ireland's Institutions Need Stability." J. McGarry, B. O'Leary, and A. Schwartz, co-authors. Gov't & Opposition 51, no. 1 (2016): 30-58.
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"Why Do National Court Judges Refer to Human Rights Treaties? A Comparative International Law Analysis of CEDAW." Am. J. Int'l L. 109, no. 3 (2015): 534-50.
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"Transnational Culture Wars." Int'l J. Const. L. 13, no. 2 (2015): 434-62.
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"State Architecture: Subsidiarity, Devolution, Federalism and Independence." In The Cambridge Companion to Public Law, 193-214. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015.
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"Human Rights Histories." Review of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History, by S. Moyn. Oxford J. Legal Stud. 35, no. 1 (2015): 179-212.
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"Human Rights and Traditional Values." In Law's Ethical, Global and Theoretical Contexts: Essays in Honour of William Twining, edited by U. Baxi, A. Paliwala, and C. McCrudden. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015.

Co-editor. Law's Ethical, Global and Theoretical Contexts: Essays in Honour of William Twining. U. Baxi and A. Paliwala, co-editors. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015.

"Faith-based Non-governmental Organizations in the Public Square." In The Changing Nature of Religious Rights under International Law, edited by M. D. Evans, P. Petkoff, and J. Rivers, 185-210. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015.
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