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Justin Driver

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  • JD Harvard
  • MA Oxford
  • MA Duke University
  • BA Brown University

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, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions.

Driver's scholarly work has appeared in the following publications: California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Supreme Court Review, and Texas Law Review. In addition, his writing regularly appears in The New Republic, where he is a contributing editor.

Recent Publications

  • Supremacies and the Southern Manifesto, 92 Texas Law Review 1053 (2014).
  • The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court, 100 California Law Review 1101 (2012). View Article
  • The Significance of the Frontier in American Constitutional Law, 2011 Supreme Court Review 345 (2012). View Article

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Recent Activities

  • Presented "The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court" at the Junior Faculty Forum

    June 1, 2012

    Harvard Law School

  • Presented “The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court” at the Culp Colloquium

    May 10, 2012

    Duke Law School

  • Presented "Ignoble Specificities" as part of a panel at Constitutional Interpretation and Change: A Conference on Jack Balkin’s Living Originalism

    April 27, 2012

    Yale Law School

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Justin Driver

Work (512) 232-0878

Fax (512) 471-6988

Office: JON 5.233
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Vicky A. Killgore
(512) 232-1301

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