Professor Tayyab Mahmud awarded prestigious fellowship

(February 10, 2011) Professor Tayyab Mahmud has been awarded the prestigious Princeton University Law and Public Affairs Fellowship for 2011-12. During his stay at Princeton as a LAPA Fellow and Visiting Professor, he will work on a book project and teach a seminar on Comparative Constitutional Law.

MahmudMahmud, who also directs the law school's Center for Global Justice, has published extensively in the areas of comparative constitutional law, human rights, international law, legal history and legal theory. His primary research areas are critical legal theory, colonial legal regimes, international law, and post-colonial legal systems. His current research is focused on extra-constitutional usurpation and exercise of power in post-colonial states.

He is a past co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), an organization of progressive law teachers working for justice, diversity, and academic excellence. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of SALT, the Board of Directors of Latina/o Critical Legal Studies, Inc. (LatCrit), and the National Steering Committee of the People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference. He has served on the editorial boards of The American Journal of Comparative Law, Hastings Int'l & Comparative Law Review, Journal of Third World Legal Studies, and the Journal of Humanities Research.

Mahmud joined Seattle University School of Law in 2006 after positions at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, John Marshall Law School and as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. He holds a Ph.D. in political science, and before going to law school taught international relations and political science at various universities in Pakistan and the United States. A graduate of University of California Hastings College of the Law, he is licensed to practice in California and Pakistan. His legal experience includes working with the California Attorney General's Office, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, the San Francisco-based firm Pettit & Martin, and the Pakistan-based firm Walker Martineau Saleem.