Peter Danchin, JSD


Jacob A. France Professor of Law

Director, International and Comparative Law Program

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

School Affiliation

Carey School of Law


  • International & Transnational Law
  • Human Rights
  • Comparative Constitutional Law


Professor Danchin’s teaching and scholarship focus on international law, human rights, transnational law, and comparative constitutional law with a focus on theories of religious freedom. Before joining the law school faculty, he was director of the human rights program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a law clerk to Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. In recent years, he has been the Senior Research Fellow in Law at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, N.J., where he co-led an inquiry on law and religious freedom, and a visiting law professor at the University of Cape Town. He publishes widely on critical and comparative approaches to the right to religious freedom in legal, political, and moral thought.

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This information was last updated June 2, 2023.