Dr. David Jenkins is an Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen School of Law and a member of its Centre for European Constitutionalization. His area of specialization is comparative constitutional law, with a focus on emergency theory, anti-terrorism measures, and the separation of powers. He is also an attorney at law in the United States, earning his JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law. In addition to MAs in both history and political science from Marshall University, he holds the LLM and Doctor of Civil Law degrees from McGill University's Institute of Comparative Law in Montréal. His work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and in the legislative debates of the British House of Lords. He has also given invited oral and written testimony to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee of the British House of Commons.
His recent publications include "There and Back Again: The Strange Journey of Special Advocates and Comparative Law Methodology" (Columbia Human Rights Law Review, v. 42, 2011) and "The Lockean Constitution: Separation of Powers and the Limits of Prerogative" (McGill Law Journal, v. 56, 2011). Other notable international publications include "Judicial Review under a British War Powers Act" (Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, v. 43, 2010), "Habeas Corpus and Extra-territorial Jurisdiction after Boumediene: Towards a Doctrine of 'Effective Control' in the United States" (Human Rights Law Review, v. 9, 2009), "Efficiency and Accountability in War Powers Reform" (Journal of Conflict and Security Law, v. 14, 2009), "Common law declarations of unconstitutionality" (International Journal of Constitutional Law, v. 7, 2009), and "Constitutional Reform Goes to War: Some Lessons from the United States" (Public Law, summer, 2007).
His current book project, Due Process in the "War on Terror": Extraordinary Procedures in Comparative Law, will appear with Oxford University Press in 2012. He is co-editing an anthology of essays, The Long Decade: How 9/11 has Changed the Law, also forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
Dr. Jenkins' research interests are in the fields of constitutional law, comparative law, civil liberties and human rights, and legal history.
Comparative Civil Rights Protections: U.S. and U.K. (upper-level seminar)
Comparative Law and Legal Cultures (Ph.D. weekend research seminar, faculty participant, in conjunction with the University of Lund, Sweden)