Mila Versteeg

Visiting Professor

Mila Versteeg’s research and teaching interests include comparative constitutional law, public international law and empirical legal studies. She has published over 60 articles and book chapters, in both legal and social science journals.

Her publications have, amongst others, appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review,  the New York University Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Law and Economics, the American Journal of International Law, and the Journal of Law, Economics and Organizations. A number of her works have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Turkish.

Her new book How Constitutional Rights Matter won the Best Book Prize for 2019 and 2020 from the International Society of Public Law and the Best Book Award from the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association.  

In 2017, Versteeg was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, which provided her with a $200,000 award to expand her research into the world’s constitutions to better understand how constitutional rights are enforced in different countries. Versteeg has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School, Columbia Law School, the Hebrew University, the University of Hamburg, Tel Aviv University and IDC Herzliya.


  • Meester in RechtenTilburg University, 2006
  • LL.M.Harvard Law School, 2007
  • D.Phil.University of Oxford, 2011