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Gillian Metzger

Gillian Metzger writes and teaches in the areas of administrative and constitutional law, with a specialization in federalism.  Her publications include:  with Peter L. Strauss, Todd D. Rakoff, and Cynthia R. Farina, GELLHORN AND BYSE’S ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: CASES AND COMMENTS (Foundation Press; joined as editor 2007); Administrative Law as the New Federalism, 57 Duke L. J. 2023 (2008); Congress, Article IV, and Interstate Relations, 120 Harv. L. Rev. 1468 (2007),  Abortion, Equality, and Administrative Regulation, 56 Emory L.J. 865 (2007); Facial Challenges and Federalism, 105 Colum. L. Rev. 873 (2005), and Privatization As Delegation, 103 Colum. L. Rev. 1367 (2003).  Professor Metzger joined the Columbia faculty in 2001.  Prior to coming to Columbia, Professor Metzger served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  She also worked as an attorney in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where she was instrumental in bringing litigation challenging Florida’s permanent disenfranchisement of felons and assisted in efforts to defend campaign finance reform measures.  Professor Metzger received her J.D. from Columbia in 1995, where she was executive articles editor of the Law Review, and also has a B. Phil. (masters) in philosophy from Oxford.  She received her B.A. from Yale in 1987. Her website is