Alexander N. Domrin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law, a research and legislation-drafting division of the Russian federal government. He is currently a Visiting Global Professor at the New York University School of Law, teaching Russian law and constitutional law in post-Communist countries.

He holds the Candidate of Law Degree from the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law in Moscow and the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has served as Chief Specialist of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations, Russian Supreme Soviet (1990-93); Moscow Consultant of the U.S. Congressional Research Service Russian Federal Assembly Parliamentary Development Program (1994-96); and Consultant of the Russian Foundation for Legal Reform (1998-99). A former Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, he has taught in the law schools of several major universities in the United States.

He is the author of over sixty publications (published in Russia, Ukraine, Great Britain, and the United States), including a recent book on The Constitutional Mechanism of a State of Emergency (Moscow, 1998). He is also a co-author of Essays in the Constitutional Law of Foreign Countries (Moscow, 1999), and the forthcoming The Law of Presidential Power in Russia and the USA (Moscow, 2000).