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Curriculum Vitae


Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520
Street Address: 127 Wall Street (203) 432-4838 (o)
(203) 432-4871 (o-fax)


1985-Present Yale Law School
Sterling Professor of Law (2008-Present)
Subjects include Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Federal Jurisdiction, and American Legal History


1981-84 Yale Law School. J.D. 1984
Editor, Yale Law Journal
Israel Peres Prize (Faculty Award for Best Student Note)
Coker Fellow (Teaching Assistant, Torts I)
1976-80 Yale College. B.A. 1980, summa cum laude
GPA: 4.0
Phi Beta Kappa
Distinction in both majors (History and Economics)
Thacher Memorial Prize (Debate Team Award)
Louis Laun Prize (Overall Excellence by an Economics Major)



America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (Basic Books, 2012)

America’s Constitution: A Biography (Random House, 2005)

Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking: Cases and Materials (ed., with Paul Brest, Sanford Levinson, and J.M. Balkin) (Aspen 4th ed. 2000)

The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (Yale Univ. Press 1998) (Winner, ABA Certificate of Merit and Yale University Press Governors' Award, 1999)

For the People (with Alan Hirsch) (Free Press 1998)

The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles (Yale Univ. Press 1997)

Law Journal Articles/Essays


"The Second Amendment: A Case Study in Constitutional Interpretation," Utah L. Rev. (forthcoming) (Leary Lecture)

"Hugo Black and the Hall of Fame," 53 Ala. L. Rev. 1221 (Meador Lecture)

"Enduring and Empowering: The Bill of Rights in the Third Millennium: Second Thoughts," 65 Law & Contemp. Probs. 103 (essay for ABA Symposium)

"The New Regulation Allowing Federal Agents To Monitor Attorney-Client Conversations: Why It Threatens Fourth Amendment Values," 34 Conn. L. Rev. 1163 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Architexture," 77 Ind. L.J. 671 (Addison C. Harris Lecture)


 "Abraham Lincoln and the American Union," 2001 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1109 (David C. Baum Lecture)

"Substance and Method in the Year 2000," 28 Pepperdine L. Rev. 601 (essay for Symposium on 1999 Term, excerpted from Harvard Law Review Foreword)

"In Memory of Joe Goldstein," 110 Yale L.J. 897


"The Supreme Court, 1999 Term–Foreword: The Document and the Doctrine," 114 Harv. L. Rev. 26

"Becoming Lawyers in the Shadow of Brown," 40 Washburn L.J. 1 (Foulston & Siefkin Lecture)

"A Tale of Three Wars: Tinker in Constitutional Context," 48 Drake L. Rev. 507 (remarks at Symposium marking 30th Anniversary of Tinker v. Des Moines School Dist.)

"Tribute to Joseph Goldstein," 19 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 9


"Intratextualism," 112 Harv. L. Rev. 747

"Nixon's Shadow," 83 Minn. L. Rev. 1405 (essay for Symposium Marking 25th Anniversary of Nixon Tapes Case)

"Presidents Without Mandates (With Special Emphasis on Ohio)," 67 U. Cinn. L.Rev. 375 (William Howard Taft Lecture)

"On Impeaching Presidents," 28 Hofstra L. Rev. 291 (essay for Symposium on Clinton Impeachment)

"An(other) Afterword on The Bill of Rights," 87 Geo. L. J. 2347 (author's response to Symposium on THE BILL OF RIGHTS: CREATION AND RECONSTRUCTION)

"The Constitution Versus the Court: Some Thoughts on Hills on Amar," 94 Nw. U. L. Rev. 205 (author's response to book review of THE BILL OF RIGHTS: CREATION AND RECONSTRUCTION)

"Continuing the Conversation," 33 U. Rich. L. Rev. 579 (author's response to Symposium on THE BILL OF RIGHTS: CREATION AND RECONSTRUCTION)

"On Prosecuting Presidents," 27 Hofstra L. Rev. 671 (based on testimony given before Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights)

"Will the Brennan Legacy Endure?," 43 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 177 (with Richard Fallon, Robert Nagel & Mark Tushnet)


"Terry and Fourth Amendment First Principles," 72 St. John's L. Rev. 1097 (essay for Symposium Marking 30th Anniversary of Terry v. Ohio)

"Constitutional Redundancies and Clarifying Clauses," 33 Val. U. L. Rev. 1 (Seegers Lecture in Jurisprudence)

"Three Cheers (and Two Quibbles) for Professor Kennedy," 111 Harv. L. Rev. 1256 (book review)

"Confrontation Clause First Principles: A Reply to Professor Friedman," 86 Geo. L.J. 1045

"Textualism and the Bill of Rights," 66 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1143 (essay for Symposium on Textualism and the Constitution)

"The Constitutional Virtues and Vices of the New Deal," 22 Harv. J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 219 (remarks at 17th Annual Federalist Society Symposium)

Foreword to CHARLES L. BLACK, JR., IMPEACHMENT: A HANDBOOK (Yale Univ. Press, 2d ed.)

"Roundtable: Opportunities for and Limitations of Private Ordering in Family Law," 73 Ind. L.J. 535 (with Jeffrey Evans Stake, Michael Grossberg, Martha Fineman, Regina Austin & Thomas S. Ulen)


"Double Jeopardy Law Made Simple," 106 Yale L.J. 1807

"Justice Kennedy and the Ideal of Equality," 28 Pac. L.J. 517 (McGeorge Distinguished Lecture)

"Kentucky and the Constitution: Lessons from the 1790s for the 1990s," 85 Ky. L.J. 1 (Keynote Address, National Conference of Law Reviews)

"The Presidential Privilege Against Prosecution," 2 Nexus 11 (with Brian Kalt)

"Against Exclusion (Except To Protect Truth or Prevent Privacy Violations)," 20 Harv. J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 457 (remarks at 15th Annual Federalist Society Conference)

"A Few Thoughts on Constitutionalism, Textualism, and Populism," 65 Fordham L. Rev. 1657 (remarks at Symposium on Constitutional Fidelity)


"Foreword: Sixth Amendment First Principles," 84 Geo. L.J. 641 (Foreword to Twenty-Fifth Annual Review of Criminal Procedure)

"Attainder and Amendment 2: Romer's Rightness," 95 Mich. L. Rev. 203

"Some Opinions on the Opinion Clause," 82 Va. L. Rev. 647

"Bakke's Fate," 43 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1745 (with Neal Kumar Katyal) (essay for Symposium on Affirmative Action)

"The Fourth Amendment, Boston, and the Writs of Assistance," 30 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 53 (Donahue Lecture)

"The Future of Constitutional Criminal Procedure," 33 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1123

"Foreword: Lord Camden Meets Federalism: Using State Constitutions To Counter Federal Abuses," 27 Rutgers L.J. 845 (Annual State Constitutional Law Lecture)

"Some Notes on the Establishment Clause," 2 Roger Williams Univ. L. Rev. 1 (Inaugural Roger Williams Law Review Lecture)

"Did the Fourteenth Amendment Incorporate the Bill of Rights Against States?," 19 Harv. J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 443 (remarks at 14th Annual Federalist Society Symposium)

"Race, Religion, Gender, and Interstate Federalism: Some Notes from History," 16 Quinnipiac L Rev. 19 (remarks at Symposium on Same-sex Marriage)

"The Fifteenth Amendment and Political Rights," 17 Cardozo L. Rev. 2225 (remarks at Symposium on Slavery)

"Do Criminal Defendants Have Too Many Rights?," 33 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1193 (with Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr.)


"Fifth Amendment First Principles: The Self-Incrimination Clause," 93 Mich. L. Rev. 857 (with Renée Lettow)

"Self-Incrimination and the Constitution: A Brief Rejoinder to Professor Kamisar," 93 Mich. L. Rev. 1011 (with Renée Lettow)

"Is the Presidential Succession Law Constitutional?," 48 Stan. L. Rev. 113 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Executive Privileges and Immunities: The Nixon and Clinton Cases," 108 Harv. L. Rev. 701 (with Neal Kumar Katyal)

"Double Jeopardy Law After Rodney King," 95 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (with Jonathan Marcus)

"Reinventing Juries: Ten Suggested Reforms," 28 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1169 (Edward L. Barrett, Jr. Lecture)

"Constitutional Rights in a Federal System: Rethinking Incorporation and Reverse Incorporation," in BENCHMARKS: GREAT CONSTITUTIONAL CONTROVERSIES IN THE SUPREME COURT (Terry Eastland ed., Ethics & Public Policy Center)

"Lottery Voting: A Thought Experiment," 1995 U. Chi. Legal 193 (essay for Symposium on Voting Rights)

"Women and the Constitution," 18 Harv. J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 465 (remarks at 13th Annual Federalist Society Symposium)

"Reconstructing Double Jeopardy: Some Thoughts on the Rodney King Case," 26 Cumb. L. Rev. 1 (Cumberland Distinguished Lecture)

"A Constitutional Accident Waiting To Happen," 12 Const. Comm. 143 (essay for Symposium on "Constitutional Stupidities")


"Fourth Amendment First Principles," 107 Harv. L. Rev. 757 (1993 Samuel Rubin Lecture)

"The Consent of the Governed: Constitutional Amendment Outside Article V," 94 Colum. L. Rev. 457 (Southmayd Inaugural Lecture) (excerpted in RESPONDING TO IMPERFECTIONS: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (Sanford Levinson, ed., 1995, Princeton Univ. Press))

"The Central Meaning of Republican Government: Popular Sovereignty, Majority Rule, and the Problem of the Denominator," 65 U. Colo. L. Rev. 749 (essay for Symposium on Republican Government)

"Five Views of Federalism: Converse-1983 in Context," 47 Vand. L. Rev. 1229 (essay for Symposium on Federalism)

"The Bill of Rights and Our Posterity," 42 Clev. St. L. Rev. 573 (Cleveland-Marshall Lecture)

"Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Death: Closing the Constitution's Succession Gap," 48 Ark. L. Rev. 215 (essay for Symposium on the Law of the Presidency; based on testimony presented to U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution)

"In Praise of Bobbitt" 72 Tex. L. Rev. 1703 (tribute essay)

"On Lawson on Precedent," 17 Harv. J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 39 (remarks at 12th Annual Federalist Society Symposium")


"Using State Law To Protect Federal Constitutional Rights: Some Questions and Answers About Converse-1983," 64 U. Colo. L. Rev. 159 (Coen Lecture, University of Colorado) (excerpted in Trial Magazine, March 1993)

"Remember the Thirteenth," 10 Const. Comm. 403 (remarks at 1993 Annual AALS Meeting, Constitutional Law Section)

"The People as Supreme Court: Some Incomplete Notes on Sager," 88 Northwestern U. L. Rev. 457 (remarks at Centennial Symposium on James Bradley Thayer)

"Anti-Federalists, The Federalist Papers, and the Big Argument for Union," 16 Harv. J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 111 (remarks at 11th Annual Federalist Society Symposium) (text not available)


"The Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment," 101 Yale L. J. 1193

"The Case of the Missing Amendments: R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul," 106 Harv. L. Rev. 124

"Child Abuse as Slavery: A Thirteenth Amendment Response to DeShaney," 105 Harv. L. Rev. 1359 (with Daniel Widawsky)

"President Quayle?," 78 Va. L. Rev. 913 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Some Comments on `The Bill of Rights as a Constitution'," 15 Harv. J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 99 (remarks at 10th Annual Federalist Society Symposium) (text not available)

"Some Thoughts on Minimal Entitlements and the Thirteenth Amendment," 55 Albany L. Rev. 643 (remarks at Symposium on Compelling Interests) (text not available)

"The Creation and Reconstruction of the Bill of Rights," 16 So. Ill. Univ. L.J. 337 (remarks at Symposium on the Bill of Rights) (text not available)


"The Bill of Rights as a Constitution," 100 Yale L.J. 1131

"Some New World Lessons for the Old World," 58 U. Chi. L. Rev. 483.

"Taking Article III Seriously: A Reply to Professor Friedman," 85 Northwestern U. L. Rev. 442

"Parity as a Constitutional Question," 71 B.U.L. Rev. 645 (remarks at 1991 AALS Annual Meeting, Federal Courts Section)


"The Two-Tiered Structure of the Judiciary Act of 1789," 138 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1499 (excerpted in THE ORIGINS OF THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY (Maeva Marcus, ed., 1992 Oxford Univ. Press))

"Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated: A Reply," 138 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1651

"Forty Acres and a Mule: A Republican Theory of Minimal Entitlements," 13 Harv. J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 37 (remarks at 8th Annual Federalist Society Symposium) (text not available)


"Marbury, Section 13, and the Original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court," 56 U. Chi. L. Rev. 443

"Law Story," 102 Harv. L. Rev. 688 (book review)

"Civil Religion and Its Discontents," 67 Tex. L. Rev. 1153 (book review)


 "Philadelphia Revisited: Amending the Constitution Outside Article V," 55 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1043

"Republicanism and Minimal Entitlements: Of Safety Valves and the Safety Net," 11 Geo. Mason Univ. L. Rev. 47 (remarks at Federalist Society Constitutional Bicentennial Symposium) (text not available)


"Of Sovereignty and Federalism," 96 Yale L.J. 1425

"Our Forgotten Constitution: A Bicentennial Comment," 97 Yale L.J. 281


"A Neo-Federalist View of Article III: Separating the Two Tiers of Federal Jurisdiction," 65 B.U. L. Rev. 205


Note, "Choosing Representatives by Lottery Voting," 93 Yale L.J. 1283

Newspaper and Magazine Articles/Op-eds


"Cheney, Enron, and the Constitution," Time, Feb. 2

"Taking the Fifth Too Often," New York Times, Feb. 18

"A Search for Justice in Our Genes," New York Times, May 7

"Go Directly to Jail," The New Republic, June 18

"Shouldn't We, the People, Be Heard More Often by This High Court?," Washington Post, June 30

"No Reason To Shelve the Dog-Mauling Case," Los Angeles Times, June 30 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Term Limits for the High Court," Washington Post, Aug. 9 (with Steven G. Calabresi)

"We the People," The American Legion Magazine, September

"Of Silence: The Three Branches and the Fourth Estate Each Have a Vested Interest in the Sham Called Campaign Finance Reform," The American Lawyer, Oct. 1

"The Supreme Court's Unfree Speech," New York Times, Oct. 5 (with Steven G. Calabresi)


"Closing the Book on Clinton," The American Lawyer, March

"An Unreasonable View of the Fourth Amendment," Los Angeles Times, April 29

"A Safe Intrusion," The American Lawyer, June

"This Is One Terrorist Threat We Can Thwart Now," Washington Post, Nov. 11

"Searching Questions–The Fourth Amendment Does Not Say What Most Libertarians or Judges Think It Does," The American Lawyer, November

"War Powers: Is Bush Making History?," Time, Dec. 3


"US Successions Began with George (III and W)," Los Angeles Times, Jan. 23

"A State's Right, a Government's Wrong," Washington Post, March 19

"Bringing Justice to Clinton," New York Times, March 20

"Dead President-Elect," Slate, Oct. 20

"President Thurmond?," Slate, Nov. 2

"The Electoral College, Unfair from Day One," New York Times, Nov. 9

"Dynasty Dooms JFK," Wall Street Journal Editorial Page Online, Nov. 27

"Should We Trust Judges?," Los Angeles Times, Dec. 17


 "The Clinton Impeachment: A Constitutional Q & A," The American Lawyer, January (reprinted in Legal Times, Jan. 4)

"In Search of ‘Impartisanship': It's No Time To Party," American Lawyer Media On-line, Jan. 13 (reprinted in Legal Times, Jan. 18)

"A Glossary Without the Gloss," American Lawyer Media On-line, Jan. 15 (In "On Impeaching Presidents," 28 Hofstra L. Rev. 291)

"Trial and Tribulation," The New Republic, Jan. 18

"The People's Court: It's a Democracy Thing," American Lawyer Media On-line, Jan. 27 (reprinted in Legal Times, Feb. 1)

"Convict-in-Chief," American Lawyer Media On-line, Feb. 4 (reprinted in Legal Times, Feb. 8) (In "On Impeaching Presidents," 28 Hofstra L. Rev. 291)

"Guided Missives," American Lawyer Media On-line, Feb. 4-16 (dialogue with Stuart Taylor) (In "On Impeaching Presidents," 28 Hofstra L. Rev. 291)

"Take Five," The New Republic, Feb. 8

"Should We Ditch the Independent Counsel Law?," Slate, Feb. 16-19 (dialogue with Ken Gormley)

"The Unimperial Presidency," The New Republic, March 8

"Lost Clause," The New Republic, June 14

"Second Thoughts," The New Republic, July 12

"The Five Legged Dog," The American Lawyer, September

"Scandalized," The New Republic, Oct. 11

"Ten Things We Learned from Starr," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 24 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Well-Regulated Militias, and More," New York Times, Oct. 28 (with Laurence H. Tribe)

"Speak Softly," The New Republic, Dec. 6

"OK, All Together Now: ‘You Have the Right To . . .,'" Los Angeles Times, Dec. 12


"The Common Touch," New York Times, March 29 (book review)

"In Praise of Impeachment," The American Lawyer, September (In "On Impeaching Presidents," 28 Hofstra L. Rev. 291)

"Now Playing . . . a Constitutional Nightmare," Washington Post, Sept. 20

Dialogue with Laurence Tribe on the Independent Counsel, Slate, September-October

"The Flaw in the Law," The American Lawyer, October

"Hero Worship and the Bill of Rights," The American Lawyer, December

"Disassembling the Impeachment Train," The Legal Intelligencer, Dec. 24 (In "On Impeaching Presidents," 28 Hofstra L. Rev. 291)


"A Second Chance at Justice: If at First You Can't Convict, Try Trying O. J. Simpson Again," The New York Times, Feb. 6

"Trying Case," The Washington Post, Feb. 18

Dialogue/Debate with Alan Dershowitz on Crime and Truth, Slate, April and May

"Right and Huang," Slate, July 18

"Paper Chase," The New Republic, Dec. 15


"Unlocking the Jury Box," Policy Review, May-June (with Vikram David Amar)


"Runs, Hits, Trial Error: How Courts Let Legal Games Hide the Truth," Washington Post, April 16

"School Colors," The New Republic, July 17 & 24 (with Neal Katyal)


"The Paula Jones Case: Advice for the President's Legal Team," The New Republic, June 20 (with Neal Katyal)


"Split Decision," The Washington Monthly, November (with Vikram David Amar)

FindLaw Column


"Some Final Thoughts on the Bakke Affirmative Action Ruling, and Reliance in a Changing Legal World: Part Three of a Three-Part Series on Precedent," Jan. 10 (with Vikram David Amar)


"The Ground Rules of the Appointments Game: Understanding the Structure of Nominations and Confirmations," Jan. 11 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Ground Rules for Senators Facing Judicial Nominees: The Questions Senators Should Ask, and Decline To Ask, When Evaluating Potential Judges and Justices," Jan. 25 (with Vikram David Amar)

"We Like Mike: An Open Letter to Senator Patrick Leahy in Support of Judicial Nominee Michael McConnell," Feb. 8 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Taking the Fifth and Mis-Taking It: A Dialogue on Compelled Self-Incrimination," Feb. 22 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Drug Testing, Individualized Suspicion, and the Fourth Amendment: The Supreme Court's Upcoming Choice Between Two Competing Approaches," Mar. 8 (with Vikram David Amar)

"The Senate Wins an Early Round in the Judicial Appointments Tournament--The Pickering Case," Mar. 22 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Breaking Constitutional Faith: President Bush and Campaign Finance Reform," Apr. 5 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Does the Supreme Court Hate the Ninth Circuit?: A Dialogue on Why That Appeals Court Fares So Poorly," Apr. 19 (with Vikram David Amar)

"The Fatal Flaw in France's--and America's--Voting System, and How an 'Instant Runoff' System Might Remedy It," May 3 (with Vikram David Amar)

"A Dialogue on Why Mandatory DNA Tests Are Different from Mandatory Drug Tests for Fourth Amendment Purposes," May 17 (with Vikram David Amar)

"'I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me': A Fourth Amendment Analysis of the FBI's New Surveillance Policy," June 14 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Eighth Amendment Mathematics (Part One): How the Atkins Justices Divided When Summing," June 28 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Eighth Amendment Mathematics (Part Two): How the Atkins Justices Divided While Summing," July 12 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Constitutional Vices: Some Gaps in the System of Presidential Succession and Transfer of Executive Power," July 26 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Judicial Elections and the First Amendment: The Sensible Middle Path That the Supreme Court Missed," Aug. 9 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Should U.S. Supreme Court Justices Be Term-Limited?: A Dialogue," Aug. 23 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Constitutional Accidents Waiting To Happen--Again: How We Can Address Tragedies Such as Political Assassinations and Electoral Terrorism," Sept. 6 (with Vikram David Amar)

"If the Economy's Doing So Badly, Why Are Law Firm Salaries Still So High?: Stable Salaries Offer Window into Law Firm Culture," Sept. 20 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Rewriting the New Jersey Ballot: Some Preliminary Issue Spotting," Oct. 4 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Too Much Order in the Court: How the Justices Betray Their Own Free Speech Principles," Oct. 18

"More on McConnell: Why the Senate Judiciary Committee Should Support Michael McConnell's Nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit," Nov. 1 (with Vikram David Amar)

"The Ninth Circuit on Free Speech, Federalism and Medicinal Marijuana," Nov. 13 (with Vikram David Amar)

"How Should the Supreme Court Weigh Its Own Precedent? This Term, the Court Confronts Stare Decisis," Dec. 13 (with Vikram David Amar)

"Precedent on the High Court: More on Bakke and Bowers: Part Two of a Three-Part Series on Stare Decisis," Dec. 27 (with Vikram David Amar)


"Act Locally, Think Globally, Part One: Why Timothy McVeigh's Trial Was Unconstitutional," July 13

"Act Locally, Think Globally, Part Two: Why Evolving International Standards May Have Rendered the Death Penalty Unconstitutional," Aug. 8

"Guns and the Constitution: Telling the Right Second Amendment Story," Nov. 2 (with Vikram David Amar)

"The New Regulation Allowing Federal Agents To Monitor Attorney-Client Conversations: Why It Threatens Fourth Amendment Values," Nov. 16 (with Vikram David Amar)

"History, Slavery, Sexism, the South, and the Electoral College: Part One of a Three-Part Series on the 2000 Election and the Electoral College," Nov. 30 (with Vikram David Amar)

"A Critique of the Top Ten Modern Arguments for the Electoral College: Part Two of a Three-Part Series on the 2000 Election and the Electoral College," Dec. 14 (with Vikram David Amar)

"How To Achieve Direct National Election of the President Without Amending the Constitution: Part Three of a Three-Part Series on the 2000 Election and the Electoral College," Dec. 28 (with Vikram David Amar)


"A Tale of Two Cities: Diallo and the Boston Massacre," May 1



Harris Lecture, Indiana University School of Law


Leary Lecture, University of Utah College of Law

Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School


Daniel J. Meador Lecture, University of Alabama School of Law

Cannon Lecture, University of Toledo College of Law

Foulston & Siefkin Lecture, Washburn University School of Law

Senior Scholar, National Constitution Center



Awarded Yale University Press Governors' Award for THE BILL OF RIGHTS: CREATION AND RECONSTRUCTION

Named Contributing Editor of The New Republic

Named to Scholarly Advisors Panel, National Constitution Center

David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, University of Illinois College of Law

Scholar in Residence, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary

Frank G. Raichle Lecture, Canisius College


William Howard Taft Lecture, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Seegers Lecture in Jurisprudence, Valparaiso University School of Law

Scholar In Residence, Judicial Section, Annual ABA Meeting, Toronto

Named Contributing Editor of The American Lawyer


LL.D. (Hon.) Suffolk University

Named by The American Lawyer to their "Public Sector 45" list

Constitutional Law Lecture, Wake Forest University School of Law

William R. Orthwein Professor, Washington University School of Law

Clason Speaker, Western New England College of Law


McGeorge Distinguished Lecture, McGeorge School of Law

Donahue Lecture, Suffolk University School of Law

Inaugural Law Review Lecture, Roger Williams University School of Law

State Constitutional Law Lecture, Rutgers-Camden School of Law


D. Bruce Mansfield Lecture, University of Akron School of Law

Inaugural Lecture, Cumberland Distinguished Lecture Series, Cumberland School of Law

William Hawley Atwell Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Constitutional Law, SMU Law School

Named by the National Law Journal as one of 40 "Rising Stars in the Law"


Edward L. Barrett, Jr. Lecture on Constitutional Law, University of California at Davis School of Law

Scholar in Residence, Hofstra Law School

Hardy Cross Dillard Lecture, University of Virginia Law School

Cleveland-Marshall Fund Lecture, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Young Scholar Lecture, University of Houston Law Center


Paul M. Bator Award of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School

Samuel Rubin Lecture, Columbia Law School

Southmayd Inaugural Lecture, Yale Law School

Scholar in Residence, Drake University

Summer Scholar in Residence, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal


Coen Lecture, University of Colorado School of Law

Henry W. Strasburger Lecture, University of Texas School of Law


Scholar in Residence, DePaul University College of Law


Born in 1958.