A great big headline to catch some attention, because everyone likes attention

So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

Paul Linden-Retek writes and teaches in the areas of comparative constitutional law and international law, with an emphasis on European Union law, international human rights law, constitutional theory, and refugee and asylum law. His academic work in these fields has been published or is forthcoming in the International Journal of Constitutional LawJurisprudence; the Columbia Journal of European Law; the German Law JournalLaw, Culture, and the Humanities; Global Constitutionalism; and the Yale Journal of International Law; and his public writing has appeared in the Boston ReviewopenDemocracy, and Social Europe. His book, A Critical Theory of Postnational Constitutionalism: Europe and the Time of Law, is under contract with Oxford University Press.  

Prior to joining the University at Buffalo School of Law, Linden-Retek was a Schell Center Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Yale University; and an Emile Noël Global Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice, New York University School of Law. He previously served as a legal adviser in the Human Rights Section, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic; the Legal Unit, International Civilian Office/EU Special Representative, Kosovo; and the European Union Department, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. In 2014, he helped to found Yale University’s Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights Studies.

Linden-Retek received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as student director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic.

(Image: Zdeněk Sýkora, “Lines 72”, 1990, oil on canvas, detail.)