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
Links: SSRN, Curriculum Vitae
420 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Faculty Assistant: Deborah L. Nasisi
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 Law; Jurisprudence; the Columbia Journal of European Law; the German Law Journal; Law, Culture, and the Humanities; Global Constitutionalism; and the Yale Journal of International Law; and his public writing has appeared in the Boston Review, openDemocracy, 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.