Stephen Gardbaum, the MacArthur Foundation Professor of International Justice and Human Rights at UCLA School of Law, won election to the general council of the International Society of Public Law, or ICON-S, in May 2017. He took his seat on the 48-member governing body in July 2017, alongside seven other newly elected scholars representing institutions in China, the Czech Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
An internationally renowned expert on comparative constitutional law, Gardbaum is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and has served as a visiting professor at universities around the world. His book The New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism: Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2013) looks at human rights protections in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Gardbaum received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011 for his groundbreaking work. He is also a founding core faculty member of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law.
ICON-S is the leading international learned society focused on the study of emerging issues and challenges in global constitutional law, global administrative law and more. Gardbaum has been an active member of ICON-S since its founding in 2013.