Resident Columnists

Vikram David Amar

Vikram David Amar is the Dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law. Immediately prior to taking the position at Illinois, Amar served as the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law, whose faculty he rejoined in 2007 after teac...

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Neil H. Buchanan

Neil H. Buchanan is an economist and legal scholar, a Professor of Law at The George Washington University, and a Senior Fellow at the Taxation Law and Policy Research Institute, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). He teaches tax law, tax policy, contracts, and law and economics. His research addresses the long-term tax and spending patterns...

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Sherry F. Colb

Sherry F. Colb is Professor of Law and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar at Cornell University. Colb teaches courses in constitutional criminal procedure, evidence, and animal rights. She has published articles in a variety of law reviews, including Stanford, Columbia, N.Y.U., and G.W., on such topics as privacy from police searches, incarceration, repr...

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John Dean

John Dean served as Counsel to the President of the United States from July 1970 to April 1973.  Before becoming White House counsel at age thirty-one, he was the chief minority counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives, an associate director of a law reform commission, and an associate deputy attorney general at the US...

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Michael C. Dorf

Michael C. Dorf is the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell University Law School. He has written hundreds of popular essays, dozens of scholarly articles, and four books on constitutional law and related subjects, including, most recently, 

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Joanna L. Grossman

Joanna L. Grossman is the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. She is an expert in family law, especially on state regulation of marriage and divorce. Grossman is an author of

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Marci A. Hamilton

Marci A. Hamilton is one of the leading church/state scholars in the United States and the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. She is the author of God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty...

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David S. Kemp

David S. Kemp is an attorney, writer, and editor at Justia. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Rice University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall). During law school, Kemp served as a Teaching Assistant, Senior Executive Editor of the California Law Review, and co-Editor-in-Chief of the...

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Joseph Margulies

Mr. Margulies is a Professor of Law and Government at Cornell University. He was Counsel of Record in Rasul v. Bush (2004), involving detentions at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station, and in Geren v. Omar & Munaf v. Geren (2008), involving detentions at Camp Cropper in Iraq. Presently he is counsel for Abu Zubaydah, who...

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Anita Ramasastry

Anita Ramasastry is the UW Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, where she also directs the graduate program on Sustainable International Development. She is also a member of the Law, Technology and Arts Group at at the Law School. Prior to joining the University of Washington faculty, Professor R...

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Ronald D. Rotunda

Ronald D. Rotunda is the Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, at Chapman University, Fowler School of Law. He joined the faculty in 2008. Before that, he was University Professor and Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. From 2002 to 2006, he was the George Mason University Foundation Profess...

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Editor Emeritus

Julie Hilden

Julie Hilden graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School, where she served as a Teaching Assistant and a Notes Editor on the Yale Law Journal. From 1992-93, Hilden clerked for then-Chief Judge Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. From 1993-95, she earned an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from Cornell, and taught a...

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Alumni

Joanne Mariner

Joanne Mariner is the director of Hunter College’s Human Rights Program.  Before joining Hunter in 2011, she worked at Human Rights Watch, most recently as the director of the organization’s Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program. She has investigated human rights abuses around the globe, focusing in recent years on counterterrorism laws and polici...

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Guest Columnists

Deborah L. Brake

Deborah Brake is a professor of law and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on sex discrimination in employment, education, and athletics. Her book,

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Alan E. Brownstein

Alan Brownstein is a Professor of Law and the Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality at the University of California, Davis, School of Law.

David Cassuto

David N. Cassuto is a Professor of Law at Pace Law School, where he teaches in the fields of animal law, environmental law, and water law. He is the Director of the Brazil-American Institute for Law & Environment (BAILE) and serves on the board of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). He is also the Class of 1946 Distinguished Visiting Professo...

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Rodger Citron

Rodger Citron is a Professor of Law at Touro Law Center. He is a graduate of Yale College, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and a recipient of the C. LaRue Munson Prize. After law school, Professor Citron clerked for the Hon. Thomas N. O'Neill, Jr., of the U.S. District Co...

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Anjali Dalal

Anjali Dalal is a Postdoctoral Associate in Law and Google Fellow, Information Society Project, at Yale Law School, studying free speech and privacy issues. In that capacity, she is exploring how societies have adopted emerging and popular technologies, the structure of the underpinning technologies, and their effect on First Amendment rights and v...

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Anita Felicelli

Anita Felicelli is a writer and attorney. She received her Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley in art, rhetoric and English. She graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she focused on intellectual property, human and civil rights, and international law. While in law school, Felicelli studied the intersection of business and human rights issue...

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Lawrence M. Friedman

Lawrence M. Friedman is the Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University and an internationally renowned legal historian. Professors Grossman and Friedman are co-authors of a book entitled Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in Twentieth Century America (Prince...

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Leon Friedman

Leon Friedman is the Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law at Hofstra Law School and teaches constitutional law and copyright. He is also a practicing lawyer specializing in First Amendment law. A graduate of Harvard College and of the Harvard Law School, Friedman has served as a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberti...

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Sarah Glassmeyer

Sarah Glassmeyer is the Director of Content Development for Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) in Chicago, Illinois. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and her Master of Library Science from Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. Since 2005, Glassmeyer has been an...

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Leslie C. Griffin

Dr. Leslie C. Griffin is a visiting professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and the William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law. Prof. Griffin, who teaches constitutional law, bioethics and torts, is known for her in...

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Antonio Haynes

Antonio M. Haynes is a Visiting Fellow at Cornell Law School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, with highest distinction in French from the University of Rochester, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he served as an Articles Editor of the Cornell Law Review. His student note, ent...

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Kevin R. Johnson

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean of the School of Law, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Davis. He joined the UC Davis law faculty in 1989 and was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1998.  Johnson became Dean in 2008.  His areas of specialty include immigration law...

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David O. Klein

David O. Klein is the managing partner of the New York-based law firm Klein Moynihan Turco LLP and is highly recognized in the fields of technology, Internet marketing, sweepstakes, gambling law, and telecommunications. Klein speaks and writes extensively on intellectual property, promotions and technology issues. He has authored numerous articles...

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Peter W. Martin

Peter W. Martin is the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Cornell University and a former dean of Cornell Law School (1980-1988). For three decades he has been engaged in projects probing the impact of digital technology on the functioning of law and legal institutions. He created the first electronic reference work in law to integrate...

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Courtney Minick

Courtney Minick is an attorney, blogger, and product manager at Justia, Inc. She manages Justia's online catalog of primary materials and advocates for open access to the law. She blogs regularly on citation reform, open access, legal technology at the Justia Law, Technology, and Legal Marketing Blog. Ms. Minick also works as an advocate against th...

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Paula Mitchell

Paula Mitchell is a career federal judicial law clerk for Senior Circuit Judge Arthur L. Alarcón on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has participated in the appellate review of matters pending before the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits. Paula is also an adjunct law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where...

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Saira Mohamed

Saira Mohamed is an assistant professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Her primary interests are in the areas of international law on the use of force, human rights, and international criminal law. Her research focuses on international responses to mass atrocity. Prior to joining the faculty of Berkeley Law, Mohamed...

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Jens David Ohlin

Jens David Ohlin is Professor of Law at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is the author, with George Fletcher, of Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why (Oxford Univ...

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David G. Post

Professor David G. Post is currently Professor of Law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he teaches intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace. He is also a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a Fellow of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School, an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato...

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Michael Schaps

Mr. Schaps is a general civil litigator in Davis, California. He is a graduate of Berkeley Law. After law school, Mr. Schaps clerked for Chief Judge David F. Levi of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento and for Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasa...

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Neil S. Siegel

Neil S. Siegel is Professor of Law and Political Science and Co-Director of the Program in Public Law at Duke Law School. He received his B.A. (Economics and Political Science), summa cum laude, in 1994 and his M.A. (Economics) in 1995 from Duke University. He graduated in 2001 with joint degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, receivi...

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Barbara Stark

Barbara Stark is a Professor of Law and John DeWitt Gregory Research Scholar at Hofstra University. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, cum laude, her J.D. from NYU, and her LL.M. from Columbia University. She is a prolific author of articles, chapters, and books on family law and international law. Her recent books include: Internat...

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Seth Stoughton

Seth Stoughton is a law professor at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. An affiliate of the Rule of Law Collaborative, his research focuses on the regulation of police. His work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, the Minnesota Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and...

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Carl Tobias

Carl Tobias is the Williams Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law.

Jonathan E. Turco

Jonathan E. Turco is a partner at the law firm Klein Moynihan Turco LLP and practices in the areas of Internet marketing law, intellectual property law, Internet poker law, gambling law, sweepstakes, promotions law, entertainment law and general corporate law. Turco has written articles for Revenue, Feedfront, Revenue Performance, Website Magazine...

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