Assistant Professor

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

Tel.: 416-978-4488

Richard Stacey holds a PhD from New York University’s Institute for Law and Society and degrees in political theory and law from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He served as law clerk to Justice Kate O’Regan and Justice Bess Nkabinde at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, has taught courses in political theory, constitutional law, administrative law and human rights at the University of Witwatersrand, the University of Cape Town and the City University of New York Law School, and was involved in an advisory capacity in constitutional transitions in Kenya (2009), Tunisia (2012-14), Egypt (2013) and Libya (2013). Before joining the Faculty in 2014, Richard was the Director of Research at the Center for Constitutional Transitions at NYU Law and a Hauser post-doctoral fellow at NYU Law.

Education
Ph.D., New York University, 2014
LLB, University of the Witwatersrand, 2004
BA (Hons), University of the Witwatersrand, 2002
Selected Publications

"Popular Sovereignty and Revolutionary Constitution-Making” in David Dyzenhaus and Malcolm Thorburn (eds), Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2016.

"Dynamic Regulatory Constitutionalism: Taking Legislation Seriously in the Judicial Enforcement of Economic and Social Rights", (2017) ___ Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy ___  (forthcoming).

"Falling short of constitutional norms: Does “normative (in)congruence” explain the courts’ inability to promote the right to water in South Africa?", (2017) ___ Law & Social Inquiry ___ (forthcoming).

"The Magnetism of Moral Reasoning and the Principle of Proportionality in Comparative Constitutional Adjudication", (2018) ___ American Journal of Comparative Law ___ (forthcoming).

Research interests
Aboriginal Law
Administrative Law
Canadian Constitutional Law
Comparative Constitutional Law
Legal Theory
National Security Law and Anti-Terrorism Law
Political Philosophy and Theory

Publications