Rosevear, Evan


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Comparative Politics


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Ran Hirschl

Rosevear, Evan


Judicial Interpretation of Social Rights


Evan’s dissertation research is focused on the interaction of legal reasoning and politics in the adjudication of social rights claims. He is also interested in comparative constitutional law and developing the empirical study of non-US judges and courts. He is a research associate at the Toronto Initiative for Economic and Social Rights and is also also associated with the Center for Justice and Society (CJUS) at FGV DIREITO RIO (Brazil).


Rosevear, Evan, Ran Hirschl and Courtney Jung, “Justiciability and Aspiration in Economic and Social Rights Entrenchment” in Katherine Young, ed., The Future of Economic and Social Rights (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2017).

Jung, Courtney, Ran Hirschl and Evan Rosevear, “Economic and Social Rights in National Constitutions” American Journal of Comparative Law v.62 n.4 (2014): 1043-1093

Jung, Courtney and Evan Rosevear, “Economic and Social Rights across Time, Regions, and Legal Traditions: A Preliminary Analysis of the TIESR dataset” Nordic Journal of Human Rights, v.30, n.3 (2012): 372-394.

Hirschl, Ran and Evan Rosevear. “Constitutional Law meets Comparative Politics: Socio-Economic Rights and Political Realities” in Tom Campbell and K.D. Ewing (eds.) The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Research Interests

Law and politics, comparative constitutional adjudication, economic and social rights, the judiciary.

Previous Degrees

JD (‘14, Toronto); MA, Political Science (’09, Toronto); BA, Public Policy and Administration (‘08, York)

Teaching Experience

University of Toronto Scarborough (Political Science); Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro (Law)