Assistant Professor

Jackman Law Building
Room J470
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Tel.: 416-978-6242

Anna Su's primary areas of research include the law and history of international human rights law, U.S. constitutional law (First Amendment), and law and religion.

Anna holds an SJD from Harvard Law School where her dissertation was awarded the John Laylin Prize for best paper in international law. She received her JD and AB degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Prior to coming to Toronto, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy based in SUNY Buffalo Law School, and a graduate fellowship in ethics with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She worked as a law clerk for the Philippine Supreme Court and was a consultant to the Philippine government negotiating panel with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Education
SJD, Harvard Law School (2013)
LLM, Harvard Law School (2008) (waived)
JD, Ateneo Law School (2005)
AB, Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University (2001)
Academic appointments
Baldy Postdoctoral Fellowship, SUNY Buffalo Law School (2013-2014)
Awards and distinctions
Connaught New Researcher Award (2014-2015)
John Laylin Writing Prize in International Law, Harvard Law School (2013)
Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship in Ethics, Harvard University (2012-2013)
Selected Publications

Exporting Freedom: Religious Liberty and American Power (Harvard University Press, 2016)

"Catholic Constitutionalism from the Americanist Controversy to Dignitatis Humanae", 91 Notre Dame Law Review 101 (2016)

"Judging Religious Sincerity," 5 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 28 (2016)

"Speech beyond Borders: Extraterritoriality and the First Amendment", 67 Vanderbilt Law Review 1373 (2014)

"Separation Anxiety: The End of American Religious Freedom?" 30 Constitutional Commentary 127 (2014) (book review essay)

"Woodrow Wilson and the Origins of the International Law on Religious Freedom", 15 Journal of the History of International Law 235 (2013)

"Religious Law as Foreign Law in Constitutional Interpretation", 11 International Journal of Constitutional Law 74 (2013) (with Adam Shinar)

Research interests
Comparative Constitutional Law
International Human Rights Law
Law and Religion
Legal History
National Security Law and Anti-Terrorism Law

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