- Abbe Gluck, Columbia
Abbe R. Gluck is an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School. Prior to joining Columbia, she served on the senior staffs of the administrations of Mayor Michael A. Bloomberg in New York City and Governor Jon S. Corzine of New Jersey, most recently as the Senior Advisor and Special Counsel to the Attorney General. Professor Gluck graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School, and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Second Circuit Judge Ralph K. Winter. Her teaching and writing focuses on legislation and federalism, and her most recent article is "Intersystemic Statutory Interpretation: Methodology As 'Law' and the Erie Doctrine," 120 Yale L.J. – (forthcoming May 2011).
- Alison LaCroix, Chicago
Alison LaCroix is assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, where she has been a member of the faculty since 2006. She received her BA summa cum laude in history from Yale University in 1996 and her JD from Yale Law School in 1999. She received her PhD in history from Harvard University in 2007, after earning an AM in history from Harvard in 2003. While in law school, Professor LaCroix served as Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Managing Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. From 1999 to 2001, she practiced in the litigation department at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. Before joining the University of Chicago faculty, she was a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. She is the author of The Ideological Origins of American Federalism (Harvard University Press, 2010). Professor LaCroix's teaching and research interests include legal history, federalism, constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, and law and literature.
- Andy Karch, Minnesota
Andrew Karch is Arleen C. Carlson Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. His research centers on the political determinants of public policy choices in the contemporary United States, with a special focus on federalism and state politics. He is the author of Democratic Laboratories: Policy Diffusion among the American States (University of Michigan Press, 2007).
- Ann Bowman, Texas A&M
Ann Bowman holds the Hazel Davis and Robert Kennedy Endowed Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on state and local government and policy, and federalism and intergovernmental relations. Recent co-authored works include “Expanding the Scope of Conflict: Interest Groups and Interstate Compacts,” “Second Order Devolution: Data and Doubt,” and “Blurring Borders: The Effect of Federal Activism on Interstate Cooperation.” She has been a member of the Executive Council of the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations section of the American Political Science Association and currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Publius: The Journal of Federalism. She is a past winner of the Donald C. Stone Award for Research given by the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management of the American Society for Public Administration. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Florida.
- Dan Halberstam, Michigan
Daniel Halberstam, the Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law, is director of the European Legal Studies Program. He was also founding director of the EU Center at the University of Michigan. Halberstam lectures throughout Europe and holds a position as professor of law at the College of Europe, Bruges. He serves on several advisory editorial boards, including Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy (CUP) and the Common Market Law Review, and on the advisory boards of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg), Berlin, where he was a fellow for the academic year 2009-2010. His work focuses on constitutional law, globalization, and comparative public law and legal theory. A graduate of Yale Law School, he was articles editor of the Yale Law Journal, earned his B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in mathematics from Columbia College, and his Abitur at the Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Wiesbaden. Halberstam served as clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter and Judge Patricia Wald (D.C. Circuit), and as judicial fellow for Judge Peter Jann, European Court of Justice. He also served as attorney-adviser to Chairman Robert Pitofsky, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and as attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Dan Rodriguez, UT Law (Columbia in spring)
Professor Rodriguez serves as the Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and, during the Spring 2011 semester, will be the Stephen & Barbara Friedman Visting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Professor Rodriguez is a nationally prominent scholar in administrative law, local government law, statutory interpretation, and state constitutional law. He is a leader in the application of political economy and "positive political theory" to the study of public law and he has authored or co-authored a series of influential articles in this vein. He is the author of a forthcoming book on State Constitutional Law (Aspen Press). In addition to his scholarly work, Professor Rodriguez has consulted with federal, state and local agencies, has served as an expert witness, has testified before Congressional committees and legislative working groups, and has served in various professional leadership roles, including as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools and the Council for the ABA Section on Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice. He is an elected member of both the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation. In addition to his appointment at at the law school, Professor Rodriguez is a Professor of Government (by courtesy) at UT and is a research fellow in law & urban economics at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.
- Ed Purcell, New York Law School
Edward A. Purcell, Jr. is Joseph Solomon Distinguished Professor at New York Law School, where he teaches civil procedure, federal courts, complex litigation, and civil rights law. He holds a Ph.D in American history from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. His most recent book is Originalism, Federalism, and the American Constitutional Enterprise published by Yale University Press in 2007. In addition to scholarly articles, he has written three other books: Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution (Yale, 2000), which won the Order of the Coif’s Triennial Book Award and the Triennial Griswold Prize of the Supreme Court Historical Society, Litigation and Inequaltiy (Oxford, 1992), and The Crisis of Democratic Theory (Kentucky, 1973), which won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians.
- Edward Rubin, Vanderbilt
Ed Rubin specializes in administrative law, constitutional law and legal theory. He is the author of numerous books, articles and book chapters. Professor Rubin joined Vanderbilt Law School as Dean and the first John Wade–Kent Syverud Professor of Law in July 2005, serving a four-year term that ended in June 2009. Previously, he was the Theodore K. Warner, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1998 to 2005, and the Richard K. Jennings Professor of Law at the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley, where he had taught since 1982 and served as an associate dean. Professor Rubin has been chair of the Association of American Law Schools' sections on Administrative Law and Socioeconomics and of its Committee on the Curriculum. After graduating from Princeton, he worked as a curriculum planner for the New York City Board of Education. He received his law degree from Yale University in 1979, clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was an associate in the entertainment law department of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York. He has served as a consultant to the People's Republic of China on administrative law, and to the Russian Federation on payments law.
- Erin Ryan, William & Mary
Erin Ryan teaches property, natural resources law, and negotiation at the William & Mary School of Law. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Hewlett Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Research Project. After graduating, she clerked for the Honorable James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining the faculty at William & Mary, she practiced environmental, land use, and local government law in San Francisco and taught at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to law school, she served as a U.S. Forest Service ranger at the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, east of Yosemite National Park. She received a Masters degree in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University and took her undergraduate degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard-Radcliffe College. Professor Ryan publishes on topics in federalism, environmental and natural resources law, property and land use law, and negotiation theory. Her forthcoming book, Federalism and the Tug of War Within, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2011.
- Ernie Young, Duke
Professor Young teaches constitutional law, federal courts, and foreign relations law. He is one of the nation's leading authorities on the constitutional law of federalism, having written extensively on the Rehnquist Court's "Federalist Revival" and the difficulties confronting courts as they seek to draw lines between national and state authority. He also is an active commentator on foreign relations law, where he focuses on the interaction between domestic and supranational courts and the application of international law by domestic courts. Professor Young also writes on constitutional interpretation and constitutional theory. He has been known to dabble in maritime law and comparative constitutional law. A native of Abilene, Texas, Professor Young joined the Duke Law faculty in 2008, after serving as the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he had taught since 1999. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 and Harvard Law School in 1993. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Boudin of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (1993-94) and to Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court (1995-96). Professor Young practiced law at Cohan, Simpson, Cowlishaw, & Wulff in Dallas, Texas (1994-95) and at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. (1996-98), where he specialized in appellate litigation. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School (2004-05) and Villanova University School of Law (1998-99), as well as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center (1997). Elected to the American Law Institute in 2006, Professor Young is an active participant in both public and private litigation in his areas of interest. He has been the principal author of amicus briefs on behalf of leading constitutional scholars in several recent Supreme Court cases, including Medellin v. Texas (concerning presidential power and the authority of the International Court of Justice over domestic courts) and Gonzales v. Raich (concerning federal power to regulate medical marijuana).
- Frank Cross, UT Law
Frank Cross holds a joint appointment at the Law School and the Business School. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he practiced law for several years before joining the Business School faculty in 1984. He has received six awards for teaching excellence during his tenure at UT. His scholarship traverses several fields, including descriptive and normative studies of judicial decision-making, the economics of law and litigation, and traditional policy and doctrinal issues in administrative and environmental law. Since 1998, he has published more than twenty articles, including "What's Not to Like (About Being a Lawyer)?" (Yale Law Journal, 2000) (with C. Silver), "Institutions and Enforcement of the Bill of Rights" (Cornell Law Review, 2000), "Realism About Federalism" (New York University Law Review, 1999), "A Modest Proposal for Improving American Justice" (Columbia Law Review, 1999) (with E. Tiller), "Shattering the Fragile Case for Judicial Review of Administrative Rulemaking" (Virginia Law Review, 1999), and "Judicial Partisanship and Obedience to Legal Doctrine" (Yale Law Journal, 1998) (with E. Tiller). In the Law School, he teaches courses and seminars on legislation, agency, judicial decision-making, and aspects of administrative and environmental law.
- Heather Gerken, Yale
Professor Gerken specializes in election law and constitutional law. She has published numerous articles on these subjects in the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, Political Theory, Political Science Quarterly, Roll Call, Legal Affairs, Legal Times, The New Republic, American Prospect Online, and elsewhere. She has served as a commentator on legal controversies for a number of media outlets, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, NPR, the Lehrer News Hour, Dan Rather Reports, CNN, MSNBC, the Rachel Maddow Show, and NBC News with Tom Brokaw. She has testified on election law questions before Congress and the Massachusetts state legislature. Professor Gerken won the teaching awards at Harvard Law School and Yale Law School as well as the Green Bag Award for Exemplary Legal Writing. In 2007 and 2008, she served as a senior adviser to the national election protection team for Obama for America. Before entering the academy, Professor Gerken clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the 9th Circuit and Justice David Souter. She worked as an associate at Jenner & Block in Washington DC between 1995 and 2000.
Professor Gerken’s proposal that Congress establish a "Democracy Index" – a national ranking system of state election performance – has been incorporated into separate bills by then-Senator Hillary Clinton, then-Senator Barack Obama, and Congressman Israel. The proposal has also been the subject of a conference sponsored by the Pew Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, and AEI-Brookings. Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City would create the nation’s first Democracy Index. The idea has also been adopted in India and has received the support of a major foundation in the U.S. The proposal is the subject of her book, The Democracy Index: Why Our Election System is Failing and How to Fix It.
Professor Gerken's research centers on questions of applied democratic theory, including the role groups play in a democratic system, the translation of institutional design choices into manageable legal doctrine, and the values associated with minority-dominated institutions. Her most recent scholarship explores questions of election reform, diversity, and dissent.
- Jacob Levy, McGill (UT in spring)
Jacob T. Levy is Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science, and an associate member of the Department of Philosophy at McGill University. He is the founder and coordinator of the McGill Research Group on Constitutional Studies, and a member of the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique. He holds an AB with Honors in Political Science from Brown University, an MA and a PhD in Politics from Princeton University, and an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School. He is the author of The Multiculturalism of Fear (Oxford University Press 2000) and of articles and chapters on multiculturalism and nationalism, federalism and constitutionalism, and the history of political thought including "Not so Novus an Ordo : Constitutions Without Social Contracts," Political Theory; "Federalism, Liberalism, and the Separation of Loyalties," American Political Science Review; "Liberal Jacobinism," Ethics; "Three Perversities of Indian Law," Texas Review of Law and Politics; "Beyond Publius : Montesquieu, Liberal Republicanism, and the Small-Republic Thesis," History of Political Thought; "Indigenous Self-Government," Nomos; and most recently “’States of the Same Nature’: Bounded Variation in Subfederal Constitutionalism,” in Gardner and Rossi, eds., Dual Enforcement of Constitutional Norms: New Frontiers of State Constitutional Law. He is currently completing a book, Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom, on intermediate groups and centralization in liberal political theory since the eighteenth century, while on a fellowship from the Mellon Foundation. He will be the coeditor of Nomos LV: Federalism and Subsidiarity.
- Jenna Bednar, Michigan
Jenna Bednar is an associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan. Her work crosses disciplines, addressing constitutional questions using the methods of complex systems analysis, game theory, experimental methods, and spatial analysis, and has been published in law reviews as well as journals in economics, political science, and sociology. In addition to her work on federal constitutional design, Professor Bednar is working on two other projects: the emergence of culture and its effect on institutional performance, and the implications for representation of out-of-district individual campaign contributions. She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1998.
- Jim Rossi, Florida State
Jim Rossi is the Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Florida State University College of Law. His work addresses topics in federal administrative law (such as public participation, judicial review, and institutional design), state administrative and constitutional law (in particular the relationship between separation of powers and federalism in the design and implementation of regulation), and energy regulation (especially barriers to renewable project development). He is editor of a collection of essays (with James Gardner), New Frontiers of State Constitutional Law: Dual Enforcement of Norms (Oxford University Press 2010); his other books include Regulatory Bargaining and Public Law (Cambridge University Press 2005) and a casebook, Energy, Economics, and the Environment (Foundation Press, 3d ed. 2010) (with Fred Bosselman, Jacqueline Weaver, David Spence and Joel Eisen). He is currently writing an article (with Jody Freeman) entitled "Agency Coordination in Shared Regulatory Space."
- John Nugent, Connecticut College
John Nugent earned a B.A. with honors in political science from the University of Iowa (1991) and a Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas at Austin (1998). He has taught courses in American government, public policy, federalism, and constitutional theory at the University of Richmond and Connecticut College. Since 2003 he has directed Connecticut College’s institutional research office, and since 2006 he has also served as special assistant to the president.
- Justin Driver, UT Law
Justin Driver joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law in 2009. Driver received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master's degree in teaching from Duke University, and a master's degree in modern history from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. In 2004, he graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an Articles Editor and Book Reviews Chair of the Harvard Law Review. Driver served as a law clerk to Judge Merrick B. Garland, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.) and Justice Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States. His principal research interests include constitutional law and the intersection of race with legal institutions.
- Louise Weinberg, UT Law
Louise Weinberg is holder of the Bates Chair and Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law, where she teaches Constitutional Law and Federal Courts. Weinberg is author of Federal Courts: Judicial Federalism and Judicial Power (1994). Her work in the field of Federal Courts includes the article on “Courts, United States Federal,” in 2 The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History (2009); “Back to the Future: The New General Common Law,” Symposium, Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce (2004); and “The Article III Box,” Symposium, Texas Law Review (2000); “Federal Common Law,” Northwestern Law Review (1989) and “The New Judicial Federalism,” Stanford Law Review (1977) [coining the phrase "judicial federalism"]. On federalism specifically, see “Of Sovereignty and Union: The Legends of Alden,” Notre Dame Law Review (2001); “Fear and Federalism,” Ohio Northern University Law Review (1997); “The Power of Congress Over Courts in Nonfederal Cases,” BYU Law Review (1995); and “The Federal-State Conflict of Laws: ‘Actual’ Conflicts,” Symposium, Texas Law Review (1992). Her work in Constitutional Law includes “The McReynolds Mystery Solved,” in Decisionmaking (S. Sonnenberg, ed., forthcoming Wylie 2011); “An Almost Archeological Dig: A Surprisingly Rich Early Understanding of Substantive Due Process,” Constitutional Commentary (2010); “Our Marbury,” Virginia Law Review (2003); “When Courts Decide Elections: The Constitutionality of Bush v. Gore,” Symposium, Boston University Law Review (2002); and "Holmes' Failure,” Michigan Law Review (1997). Professor Weinberg's pieces for the general public have appeared in The American Scholar, The Public Interest, and Daedalus. Weinberg received her undergraduate degree summa from Cornell, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, holds two Harvard Law degrees, and clerked for Judge Wyzanski. She has taught at Harvard, Brandeis, and Stanford. Weinberg is a life member of the American Law Institute, a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum, Davos, and appears in the Public Broadcasting System's four-part series, "The Supreme Court." She has chaired three different Sections of the Association of American Law Schools, twice chairing the AALS Section on Federal Courts.
- Lynn Baker, UT Law
One of the nation's leading scholars on issues of professional responsibility in group litigation, Professor Baker is also a leading academic defender of federalism and the rights of states. She is frequently called upon by lawyers and legislators to serve as an expert on issues of legal ethics, state and local government law, and federalism. Professor Baker is the co-author of a leading law school text, Local Government Law: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 3rd ed. 2004) (with Clayton P. Gillette), and the author or co-author of dozens of articles and book chapters, including "Facts About Fees: Lessons for Legal Ethics" (Texas Law Review, 2002); "I Cut, You Choose: The Role of Plaintiffs' Counsel in Allocating Settlement Proceeds" (Virginia Law Review, 1998) (with Charles Silver); "Conditional Federal Spending After Lopez" (Columbia Law Review, 1995); and "Federalism and the Double Standard of Judicial Review" (Duke Law Journal, 2001) (with Ernest A. Young). A fourteen-time national champion in tournament bridge, Professor Baker won a silver medal at the 2009 World Bridge Championships (Venice Cup) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Malcolm Feeley, Berkeley
Malcolm Feeley is the Claire Sanders Clements Dean's Professor in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. He has taught at NYU, Yale, Wisconsin, and since 1984 UC Berkeley. His publications include The Process is the Punishment (1979), The Policy Dilemma (with Austin Sarat, 1982), Court Reform on Trial (1983), and more recently several articles, including "Federalism: Some Notes on a National Neurosis," and two books with Edward Rubin, Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons (1998), and Federalism: Political Identity and Tragic Compromise (2008). Other research interests include the criminal process and crime policy. He is co-author with Jonathan Simon on several articles, including "The New Penology," and "Actuarial Justice," and was co-editor with Simon of the journal, Punishment and Society. In addition, he is part on an on-going collaborative project with Terry Halliday (ABF) and Lucien Karpik (Ecole des Mines) exploring with both comparative and historical studies the role of the legal complex (the bench and bar) in the struggle for political liberalism and the moderate state. He is currently completing a book on women and crime in Europe in the eighteenth century. From 2004-06, he was the President of the Law and Society Association.
- Michael Greve, AEI
Michael S. Greve is the John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Before coming to AEI, Mr. Greve cofounded and, from 1989 to 2000, directed the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm. He has written extensively on many aspects of the American legal system. His publications include numerous law review articles and books, including "The Demise of Environmentalism in American Law" (1996); "Real Federalism: Why It Matters, How It Could Happen" (1999); and "Harm-less Lawsuits? What's Wrong With Consumer Class Actions" (2005). He is the coeditor, with Richard A. Epstein, of Competition Laws in Conflict: Antitrust Jurisdiction in the Global Economy (2004) and Federal Preemption: States' Powers, National Interests (2007); and, with Michael Zoeller, of Citizenship in America and Europe: Beyond the Nation-State? (2009). Mr. Greve also heads the Institute's Transatlantic Law Forum. His current projects include a book on the constitutional foundations of competitive federalism.
- Rick Hills, NYU
Professor Roderick Hills teaches and writes in a variety of public law areas – constitutional law (with an emphasis on doctrines governing federalism), local government law, land-use regulation, jurisdiction and conflicts of law, education law. His interest in these topics springs from their common focus on the problems and promise of decentralization. He holds bachelor's and law degrees from Yale University, and was a Century Fellow with the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago in 1988. While attending law school, Hills was a member of the Yale Law Journal and co-editor in chief of the Yale Journal of Law & Humanities. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the Hon. Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and prior to joining the Michigan Law faculty, he practiced law in Boulder, Colorado.
- Rob Mikos, Vanderbilt
Robert Mikos is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches federalism, constitutional law, federal criminal law and drug law and policy. His most recent scholarship analyzes the overlooked – and often harmful – influence federal law has on the design and enforcement of state regulations, including ways in which federal law distorts state criminal proceedings, obstructs state supervision of risky behavior, and undercuts state efforts to control state law enforcement agents. He has also written on the political safeguards of federalism, accuracy in criminal sanctions, drug law reforms, the economics of private precautions against crime, and remedies in private law. Professor Mikos earned his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as Articles Editor on the Michigan Law Review and won numerous awards, including the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship. After graduation, he clerked for Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Professor Mikos has taught at the University of California at Davis, where he was twice nominated for the school’s Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as at Notre Dame and the University of Michigan.
- Robert Inman, Wharton
Robert P. Inman is the Richard King Mellon Professor of Finance and Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received is undergraduate and graduate training in economics at Harvard University. In addition to his appointment as a Professor at the Wharton School, he currently serves as a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA. He is an Associate Editor of the professional journal Regional Science and Urban Economics. He is the editor of three books, The Economics of Public Services (Macmillan Publishing), Managing the Service Economy (Cambridge University Press), and Making Cities Work: Prospects and Policies for Urban America (Princeton University Press). He has served as a consultant and advisor on fiscal policy to the City of Philadelphia, the City of Bridgeport, CT., the states of California, New York, and Pennsylvania, the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Treasury, Citibank, Chemical Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Republic of South Africa, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and the World Bank. He was a Fellow of the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, CA; 1992-93), received the Fulbright Chair in Economics (2000) at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, and has been a Resident Fellow at the Rockefeller Center, Bellagio, Italy (2007).
- Robert Schapiro, Emory
Robert Schapiro is Professor of Law and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Emory University. Schapiro graduated from Yale Law School, where he was editor in chief of the Yale Law Journal. He served as a clerk for Judge Pierre N. Leval, then of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court. He teaches constitutional law, federal courts, and civil procedure. His book, Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights, was published in 2009 by the University of Chicago Press. Other recent publications include “Interjurisdictional Enforcement of Rights in a Post–Erie World” in DUAL ENFORCEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL NORMS: NEW FRONTIERS OF STATE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Jim Gardner and Jim Rossi eds., Oxford University Press (2011)); “Not Old or Borrowed: The Truly New Blue Federalism,” 3 Harvard L. & Pol’y Rev. 33 (2009); “Monophonic Preemption,” 102 Northwestern L. Rev. 811 (2008); “From Dualism to Polyphony” in PREEMPTIVE CHOICE: THE THEORY, LAW, AND REALITY OF FEDERALISM’S CORE QUESTION (William W. Buzbee ed., Cambridge University Press (2008)); and “In the Twilight of the Nation-State: Subnational Constitutions in the New World Order,” 39 Rutgers L.J. 801 (2008). Schapiro also serves as a director of Emory’s Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance.
- Sanford Levinson, UT Law
Sanford Levinson, who holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, joined the University of Texas Law School in 1980. Previously a member of the Department of Politics at Princeton University, he is also a Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas. The author of over 250 articles and book reviews in professional and popular journals, Levinson is also the author of four books: Constitutional Faith (1988, winner of the Scribes Award); Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies (1998); Wrestling With Diversity (2003); and, most recently, Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It) (2006). His edited or co-edited books include a leading constitutional law casebook, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (5th ed. 2006, with Paul Brest, Jack Balkin, Akhil Amar, and Reva Siegel); Reading Law and Literature: A Hermeneutic Reader (1988, with Steven Mallioux); Responding to Imperfection: The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Amendment (1995); Constitutional Stupidities, Constitutional Tragedies (1998, with William Eskridge); Legal Canons (2000, with Jack Balkin); The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion (2005, with Batholomew Sparrow); and Torture: A Collection (2004, revised paperback edition, 2006), which includes reflections on the morality, law, and politics of torture from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. He has taught a course on "Torture, Law, and Lawyers" at the Harvard Law School. He is also a regular participant on the popular blog, Balkinization. He has visited at the Boston University, Georgetown, Harvard, New York University, and Yale law schools, as well as the law faculties at the University of Paris II, Central European University in Budapest, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is also affiliated with the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jewish Philosophy in Jerusalem. A member of the American Law Institute, Levinson was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001. He is married to Cynthia Y. Levinson, a writer of children's literature, and has two children, Meira, a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (after teaching in the Atlanta and Boston public school systems), and Rachel, a lawyer with the American Association of University Professors in Washington, D.C.
- Stefanie Lindquist, UT Law
Stefanie A. Lindquist is the A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School, where she has taught since 2008. Lindquist's research focuses on judicial behavior in the federal and state appellate courts. In Judging on a Collegial Court: Influences on Federal Appellate Decision Making (University of Virginia Press 2006), Lindquist and co-authors Wendy Martinek and Virginia Hettinger explored dissensus on the federal courts of appeals by evaluating factors that influenced circuit court judges' decisions to dissent, concur, and reverse the lower court. In Measuring Judicial Activism (Oxford University Press 2009), Lindquist and co-author Frank Cross identified objective, empirical measures of judicial activism on the United States Supreme Court. Lindquist teaches courses in Legislation, Federal Courts, and Administrative Law. She also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Government at the University of Texas.
- Sujit Choudhry, Toronto
Sujit Choudhry holds the Scholl Chair and is Associate Dean (First Year Program) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he is cross-appointed to the Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy and Governance. Professor Choudhry holds law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard, was a Rhodes Scholar, and served as law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canad. In Fall 2008, he was a Global Visiting Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law. He was named a Trudeau Fellow in 2010. Professor Choudhry has written widely on comparative constitutional law and Canadian constitutional law, and is the editor of Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation (Oxford University Press), The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge University Press) and Dilemmas of Solidarity: Rethinking Redistribution in the Canadian Federation (University of Toronto Press), sits on the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review (South Africa), and is on the Board of Advisers for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law. Professor Choudhry provides constitutional advice to a broad range of public sector and private sector organizations, and is extensively involved in public policy development. Internationally, he is a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster, was a consultant to the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank Institute at the World Bank, has worked with the Forum of Federations in Sri Lanka, the Canadian Bar Association in Nepal, and was an intern at the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa and the World Health Organization in Geneva.
- Vicki Jackson, Georgetown
Upon graduation from law school, Professor Jackson served as a law clerk to Judge Murray Gurfein (U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit), Morris Lasker (U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York), and to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. She teaches courses in constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, federal courts, the Supreme Court, and on gender-related subjects. She is co-author with Professor Mark Tushnet of a coursebook on Comparative Constitutional Law, and serves as an Articles Editor for I.Con, the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Her articles on federalism, sovereign immunity and the 11th Amendment, and gender equality have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Georgetown Law Review, and other scholarly journals. Her research interests also include comparative constitutional law, comparative federalism, and freedom of expression. She served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice (2000-01); as a member of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors (1999-2002); as a co-chair of the Special Committee on Gender of the D.C. Circuit Task Force on Gender, Race and Ethnic Bias (1992-95), and a member of the D.C. Circuit Advisory Committee on Procedures (1992-98).
- Wendy Wagner, UT Law
Professor Wagner is a leading authority on the use of science by environmental policy-makers. She received a Masters of Environmental Studies in 1984 and her law degree in 1987, both from Yale, where she was Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Managing Editor of the Yale Journal of Regulation. Before entering teaching, she practiced for four years, first as an Honors Attorney in the Enforcement Division of the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division, and then as Pollution Control Coordinator with the Department of Agriculture's Office of the General Counsel. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Texas, Professor Wagner taught at Case Western Law School, where she established herself as a prolific scholar. Among her many articles, "The Science Charade in Toxic Risk Regulation" (Columbia Law Review, 1995) and "Equal Treatment for Regulatory Science" (co-authored with David Michaels in American Journal of Law and Medicine, 2004) were chosen as one of the best environmental law articles of the year and reprinted in the Land Use and Environmental Law Review. Professor Wagner was also a visiting professor at Columbia and Vanderbilt Law Schools.
- Willy Forbath, UT Law
Professor Forbath came to Texas in 1997 after more than a decade on the faculties of law and history at UCLA. Among the nation's leading legal and constitutional historians, he is the author of Law and the Shaping of the American Labor Movement (Harvard, 1991), the forthcoming Social and Economic Rights in the American Grain and Courting the State: Law in the Making of the Modern American State and about one hundred articles, book chapters, and essays on legal and constitutional history and theory. His scholarly work appears in Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Law and Social Inquiry, and the Journal of American History; his journalism at Politico.com and in American Prospect and the Nation. His current research concerns social and economic rights in the courts and social movements of South Africa. Professor Forbath visited at Columbia Law School in 2001-02 and at Harvard Law School in 2008-09. He is on the Editorial Boards of Law & History, Law & Social Inquiry: Journal of the American Bar Foundation, and other journals, and on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Legal History, Texas Low-Income Housing Information Services, and other public interest organizations.
- Zach Elkins, UT Government
Professor Elkins’ research focuses on issues of democracy, institutional reform, research methods, and national identity, with an emphasis on cases in Latin America. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Designed by Diffusion: Constitutional Reform in Developing Democracies, which examines the design and diffusion of democratic institutions, and recently completed The Endurance of National Constitutions, which explores the factors that lead to the survival of national constitutions. With Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago), Professor Elkins co-directs both the Comparative Constitutions Project, a NSF-funded initiative to understand the causes and consequences of constitutional choices, and the website constitutionmaking.org, which provides resources and analysis for constitutional drafters in new democracies. Elkins earned his B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.