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Vikram David Amar 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… more
Neil H. Buchanan 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… more
Sherry F. Colb 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,… more
John Dean 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… more
Michael C. Dorf 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, The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law. Professor Dorf blogs at Dorf on… more
Joanna L. Grossman 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 Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America… more
Marci A. Hamilton 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 and Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children, and numerous… more
David S. Kemp 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 Berkeley… more
Joseph Margulies 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, whose interrogation in 2002… more
Anita Ramasastry 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… more
Ronald D. Rotunda 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… more

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Julie Hilden 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… more


Joanne Mariner 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… more

Guest Columnists

Deborah L. Brake 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, Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution (NYU Press 2010), was recently released in paperback
Alan E. Brownstein 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
Rodger Citron 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… more
Lawrence M. Friedman 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 forthcoming book entitled Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in Twentieth Century America (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2011)
Antonio Haynes 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, entitled The Age of Consent:… more
David O. Klein 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… more
Courtney Minick 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… more
Paula Mitchell 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… more
Saira Mohamed 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… more
Seth Stoughton 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… more
Jonathan E. Turco 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,… more

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