Venue: room 1009, CL Marais Library
In April 2013, Professor Brian Ray – a Fullbright Scholar visiting the SERAJ Research Project from January to June – will present a seminar on a theme related to his research pertaining to meaningful engagement and socio-economic rights. Brian Ray is an Associate Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio (USA), where he teaches comparative constitutional law, civil procedure and conflict of laws. His research focuses on comparative constitutional law and social rights. He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Social rights, South Africa and the possibilities of engagement scheduled for publication with Cambridge University Press in 2014. The book will analyse the South African Constitutional Court’s social-rights decisions and explore how the engagement requirement that the Court has developed, responds to many of the objections to the judicial enforcement of social rights.
Brian is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and spent one year at Kyoto University as a Fulbright Fellow. He graduated from the Ohio State University College of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Articles Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Alan E. Norris of the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Justice Richard J. Goldstone, of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He joined the Cleveland-Marshall faculty in 2005 after several years as a litigation associate at the international law firm Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio.