Paul Linden-Retek

photo of Paul Linden-Retek.

Associate Professor of Law

Research Focus:  Comparative Constitutional Law, International Law, International Human Rights, European Union Law, Constitutional Theory, Law and Literature, Refugee and Asylum Law, Transformations of Sovereignty
SSRN, Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

420 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100

Faculty Assistant: Deborah L. Nasisi

Biography Publications

Paul Linden-Retek writes and teaches in the areas of comparative constitutional law and international law, with an emphasis on European Union law, international human rights law, constitutional theory, and refugee and asylum law. His academic work in these fields has been published or is forthcoming in the International Journal of Constitutional LawJurisprudence; the Columbia Journal of European Law; the German Law JournalLaw, Culture, and the Humanities; Global Constitutionalism; and the Yale Journal of International Law; and his public writing has appeared in the Boston ReviewopenDemocracy, and Social Europe. His book, A Critical Theory of Postnational Constitutionalism: Europe and the Time of Law, is under contract with Oxford University Press.  

Prior to joining the law school, Linden-Retek was a Schell Center Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Yale University; and an Emile Noël Global Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice, New York University School of Law. He previously served as a legal adviser in the Human Rights Section, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic; the Legal Unit, International Civilian Office/EU Special Representative, Kosovo; and the European Union Department, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. In 2014, he helped to found Yale University's Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights Studies.

Linden-Retek received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as student director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic.