Contributors

Joseph Blocher

Joseph Blocher

Joseph Blocher is the Lanty L. Smith ’67 Professor of Law at Duke University, where he received the law school’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. His principal academic interests include federal and state constitutional law, the First and Second Amendments, legal history, and property. His published articles can be found in leading law journals including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Yale Journal of International Law. He is co-author of Free Speech Beyond Words (NYU Press, 2017) and The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press, 2018).…

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John Blume

John Blume

John Blume is the Samuel F. Leibowitz Professor of Trial Techniques at Cornell Law School where he teaches Criminal Procedure, Federal Appellate Practice and directs the Capital Punishment and Juvenile Justice Clinics. In addition to being the author of several books and numerous law review articles, Professor Blume has argued eight cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and has been co-counsel or amicus curiae counsel in numerous other Supreme Court cases. He also has extensive appellate experience in the federal courts of appeal and state supreme courts.

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Grace Brosofsky

Grace Brosofsky

Grace Brosofsky is a third-year student and Charles Evan Hughes scholar at Cornell Law School, where she received the Stanley E. Gould Prize for Public Interest Law. Her research interests include environmental law, energy law, tribal law and criminal procedure, and her Note, Affordable Renewables—Unjust and Unreasonable?, is published in the Cornell Law Review. Prior to law school, she graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Tech with a degree in environmental engineering and earned the School Chair’s Outstanding Senior Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky is the Dean of Berkeley Law School and the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law. He has authored more than 200 law review articles and eleven books, including leading casebooks and treatises about constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction. His most recent books are, We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century (Picador Macmillan) published in November 2018, and two books published by Yale University Press in 2017, Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable and Free Speech on Campus (with Howard Gillman). In 2017, National Jurist magazine…

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Sherry F. Colb

Sherry F. Colb

Sherry F. Colb is the C.S. Wong Professor of Law at Cornell University and a founding editor of Oral Argument 2.0. 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, reproductive rights, and why courts are more offended by wrongdoing that results in concrete rather than abstract harm. Colb's most recent book, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights (co-authored with Michael C. Dorf), addresses some of the common puzzles, themes, and challenges that…

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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 six books on constitutional law and related subjects. Professor Dorf blogs at Dorf on Law.

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Anthony Eliseuson

Anthony Eliseuson

Tony is a nationally recognized attorney who joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund after a 15-year career as a partner with a leading global law firm. Tony was named a national Law360 Rising Star for 2014, an honor bestowed on a select group of lawyers under the age of 40 (Tony was one of eight nationwide in the class action category). Tony was also selected to the Illinois Super Lawyer list each of the last four years he was in private practice. While in private practice, Tony received several awards for his pro bono efforts, and served as the co-chair…

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Michael Gerhardt

Michael Gerhardt

Michael Gerhardt is the Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at UNC Law. He has authored six books, including The Forgotten Presidents (Oxford University Press 2013), which The Financial Times named as one of the best non-fiction books of 2013. He has also written more than a hundred law review articles and dozens of op eds in the nation’s leading news publications, including SCOTUSblog, The New York Times, and Washington Post. Professor Gerhardt has testified more than a dozen times before Congress, including as the only joint witness in the Clinton impeachment proceedings in the House; speaking behind closed doors…

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Jareb Gleckel

Jareb Gleckel

Jareb Gleckel is a founding editor of Oral Argument 2.0. He is a recent graduate of Cornell Law School, where he will begin a fellowship in the fall of 2020 teaching Animal Law with Professor Sherry Colb. He will then clerk for Judge Richard C. Wesley on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge J. Paul Oetken in the Southern District of New York.

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Joanna Grossman

Joanna Grossman

Professor Grossman is the inaugural Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law at the SMU Dedman School of Law. She has authored six books and numerous law review articles covering topics including sex discrimination and workplace equality, with a particular focus on sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. Prior to teaching at SMU, Professor Grossman served as the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law at Hofstra University. She graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School and clerked for Ninth Circuit Judge William A. Norris.

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Andrew Koppelman

Andrew Koppelman

Andrew Koppelman is John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, and Philosophy Department Affiliated Faculty at Northwestern University. He received the 2015 Walder Award for Research Excellence from Northwestern, the Hart-Dworkin award in legal philosophy from the Association of American Law Schools, and the Edward S. Corwin Prize from the American Political Science Association. His scholarship focuses on issues at the intersection of law and political philosophy. His seventh book, Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty? The Unnecessary Conflict, will be published by Oxford University Press in May 2020.

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Leah Litman

Leah Litman

Leah Litman is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. She teaches and writes on constitutional law, federal post-conviction review, and federal sentencing. Her recent work has appeared in the California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and Northwestern Law Review, as well as in popular news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Slate. She is also a regular contributor to the Take Care blog, and one of the co-hosts and creators of Strict Scrutiny, a podcast about the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor…

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Tracey Maclin

Tracey Maclin

Tracey Maclin is the Joseph Lipsitt Faculty Research Scholar at Boston University School of Law, where he was the 1995 recipient of the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching—the school's highest teaching honor. Professor Maclin has served as counsel of record for the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Cato Institute in a number of US Supreme Court cases addressing Fourth Amendment issues. He is the author of The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule (Oxford University Press 2012) and numerous scholarly articles. He is also a member of the…

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Burt Neuborne

Burt Neuborne

Burt Neuborne is the Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties and founding Legal Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School. He has litigated hundreds of constitutional cases in the state and federal courts and argued numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court. Professor Neuborne has also authored four books and over 20 law review articles including, most recently, Madison's Music: On Reading the First Amendment (The New Press, 2015). From 1981–86, he served as the National Legal Director of the ACLU and from 1990–96, he served as Special Counsel to the NOW Legal Defense and…

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Eduardo Peñalver

Eduardo Peñalver

Eduardo M. Peñalver is the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell University Law School. His scholarship focuses on property and land use, as well as law and religion, and it appears in numerous leading law journals. He also authored Property Outlaws with Sonia Katyal (Yale University Press, 2010) and An Introduction to Property Theory with Gregory Alexander (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Dean Peñalver received his B.A. from Cornell University and his law degree from Yale Law School. Between college and law school, he studied philosophy and theology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford. Upon…

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Lawrence Sager

Lawrence Sager

Lawrence Sager is among the most well-known and highly regarded constitutional theorists and scholars in the country. Before starting at the University of Texas, he served on the faculty of the New York University School of Law, where he was the Robert B. McKay Professor and Co-Founder of the Program in Law, Philosophy & Social Theory. In addition, he has taught at Harvard, Princeton, Boston University, UCLA, and the University of Michigan. Professor Sager is the author or co-author of dozens of articles, many of them classics in the canon of legal scholarship. He has also authored two books: Justice…

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Joshua Sealy-Harrington

Joshua Sealy-Harrington

Joshua Sealy-Harrington is a doctoral candidate at Columbia Law School and lawyer at Power Law. His research interrogates the complex relationships amongst law, identity, and sexuality, while his practice explores the intersection of these relationships with public, constitutional, and criminal law. In practice, Joshua has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Before joining Power Law, Joshua completed three judicial clerkships, two at the Supreme Court of Canada (for Justice Clément Gascon) and one at the Federal Court (for Justice Donald J. Rennie, now of the Federal Court of Appeal). His writing has been published…

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Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw

Kate Shaw is a Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School and the Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. Her scholarly work has appeared, among other places, in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal, and her popular writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and the Take Care blog. She recently edited the book Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories, with Reva Siegel and Melissa Murray. She also serves as a contributor with ABC News, co-hosts the Supreme Court podcast Strict…

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Reva Siegel

Reva Siegel

Reva Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her 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. Professor Siegel’s scholarship appears in numerous law reviews, most recently the California Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, U.C.L.A. Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and Harvard Law Review. Her books include Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories (edited with Melissa Murray & Kate Shaw, 2019); Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (with Paul Brest, Sanford Levinson, Jack M. Balkin, and Akhil…

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Ilya Somin

Ilya Somin

Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. During the Spring 2020 semester, he is serving as a Visiting Scholar at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, at Georgetown University Law Center. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy. He is the author of Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter (Stanford University Press, 2d ed., 2016), and The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the…

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Cristina Stella

Cristina Stella

Cristina Stella is a senior staff attorney at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is a co-author of the investigative report, America’s Secret Animal Drug Problem: How Lack of Transparency is Endangering Human Health and Animal Welfare, and has appeared on CBS News and in the documentary film What the Health? Her work has been covered in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Mother Jones, and Politico, and she has been quoted in The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, VICE News, and Glamour magazine. Cristina…

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Nelson Tebbe

Nelson Tebbe

Nelson Tebbe is a Professor of Law at Cornell University Law School. His scholarship focuses on constitutional law and political theory—in particular, the relationship between religious traditions and democratic governments. Professor Tebbe is the author of a new book, Religious Freedom In An Egalitarian Age (Harvard University Press, 2017), and a coauthor of a case book, Religious Liberty and Secular Government: Cases and Materials (West, forthcoming 2018) (with Frederick Gedicks, Micah Schwartzman, and Robert Tuttle). His articles have appeared in the Cornell Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Journal of Religion, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review,…

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Gerald Torres

Gerald Torres

Gerald Torres is a leading figure in critical race theory, environmental law and federal Indian Law. He is a Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and he was formerly the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell, Professor of Law and Bryant Smith Chair at the University of Texas, and the Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. He has also served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as counsel to then…

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Eugene Volokh

Eugene Volokh

Eugene Volokh is the Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA, where he teaches First Amendment law and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic. He has written two textbooks and over ninety law review articles, which are cited in eight Supreme Court opinions, several hundred lower court opinions, and several thousand scholarly articles. Before coming to UCLA, Professor Volokh clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He blogs on The Volokh Conspiracy.

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