Lael (‘Lulu’) Weis is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School. Her research lies at the intersection of constitutional legal theory, democratic political theory, and comparative constitutional law. She uses philosophical methods and comparative constitutional law to analyse issues in constitutional theory, including how legislation is used as a source of constitutional meaning, how constitutional amendment figures in approaches to constitutional interpretation, and how courts reason about constitutional duties, such as directive principles. Her current research project explores environmental constitutionalism and how constitutions can allocate institutional responsibility for environmental protection. She is broadly interested in processes of constitutional underway in Australia and in particular ways of bringing basic constitutional knowledge to members of the public. Lulu holds a PhD in Philosophy from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School. She is a General Editor for the journal Comparative Constitutional Studies.