Visiting Scholar Program

The Federalism Index Project is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Scholar Program. Visiting scholars are chosen on the basis of their lifetime contribution to federalism education, intergovernmental relations, and constitutional studies. This year, we are joined by distinguished Constitutional Scholar Alan Tarr, one of the world's most celebrated constitutional scholars and a renowned expert on state constitutions.

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​Alan Tarr

Professor Tarr is a distinguished constitutional scholar and one of the foremost experts on state constitutions. He is the former director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers-Camden, where he taught for nearly 20 years. Tarr's research focuses on American state constitutions, on judicial selection, and federalism.

Professor Tarr is the author or editor of several influential books, including State Constitutions for the Twenty-First Century (State University of New York Press), State Constitutions of the United States (Oxford University Press), American Constitutional Law: Cases and Interpretation (St. Martin's Press).