Richard Albert is the William Stamps Farish Professor in Law, professor of government, and director of constitutional studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on constitutionalism and constitutional amendment from comparative, doctrinal, historical, and theoretical perspectives.
Born and raised in Canada, Albert has published more than 20 books, including Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions (Oxford University Press, 2019). He is the founding director of the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism, and has advised governments and international organizations on constitutional amendment and reform in democratic and democratizing countries. Albert is the co-author of Canadian Constitutional Law, a leading textbook on Canadian public law now in its fifth edition, and his publications have been translated into Bahasa, Chinese, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Albert holds law and political science degrees from Yale University, the University of Oxford, and Harvard University and served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada.