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Reva Siegel

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law (on leave, spring 2015)
Professor Reva Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Siegel’s writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality and to analyze how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution—themes addressed recently in articles including: “The Supreme Court, 2012 Term -- Foreword: Equality Divided,” 127 Harv. L. Rev. 1 (2013); “The Constitutionalization of Abortion” in Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (Rosenfeld & Sajo eds. 2012); “Before (and After) Roe v. Wade: New Questions About Backlash,” 120 Yale L.J. 2028 (2011) (with Linda Greenhouse); “From Colorblindness to Antibalkanization: An Emerging Ground of Decision in Race Equality Cases,” 120 Yale L.J. 1278 (2011); “Dead or Alive: Originalism as Popular Constitutionalism in Heller,” 122 Harv. L. Rev. 191 (2008). Her books include: Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court’s Ruling (with Linda Greenhouse, 2012); The Constitution in 2020 (edited with Jack M. Balkin, 2009); and Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (with Paul Brest, Sanford Levinson, Jack M. Balkin & Akhil Reed Amar, 6th ed. forthcoming 2014). Professor Siegel received her B.A., M.Phil, and J.D. from Yale University, clerked for Judge Spottswood Robinson on the D.C. Circuit, and began teaching at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary fellow of the American Society for Legal History, and serves on the board of the American Constitution Society and as faculty advisor of Yale’s chapter.

Courses Taught
Antidiscrimination Law
Constitutional Law
Democratic Constitutionalism
Equality, Citizenship, and Sovereignty