Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Honors Lawyering Program
LAW 801AConstitutional Law I
LAW 801BConstitutional Law II
LAW 803ACriminal Procedure I
LAW 803BCriminal Procedure II
Research Interests & Areas of Specialization
- Constitutional Law
- Supreme Court
- Language and the Law
- LLM, University of Wisconsin Law School
- JD, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
- BA, University of San Diego
- Memory, History, and Forgetting in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, ch 2.3. in Fictional Discourse and the Law (Routledge, 2020).
- Environmental Resistance: Defying Capitalism’s Structure of False Rebellion, 8 Golden Gate U. Envtl. L.J. 5 (2015).
- Paging Dr. Derrida: A Deconstructionist Approach to Understanding the Affordable Care Act Litigation, 54 Santa Clara L. Rev. 19 (2014).
- Youngstown Sheet to Boumediene: A Story of Judicial Ethos and the (Un)Fastidious Use of Language, 115 W. Va. L. Rev. 577 (2012).
- Transformative Properties of FDR’s Court-packing Plan and the Significance of Symbol, 15 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 61 (2012).
- The Constitutional Interpretation/Construction Distinction: A Useful Fiction, 27Const. Comment. 71 (2010).
- Standing Doctrine, Judicial Technique, and the Gradual Shift From Rights-Based Constitutionalism to Executive-Centered Constitutionalism, 59 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 1089 (2009).
- Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain – Restricting Access to US Courts Under the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Alien Tort Statute: Reversing the Trend, 6 Loy. J. Pub. Interest L. 81 (2004).
- Member, California State Bar
Honors & Awards
- Outstanding Scholarly Paper Award, American Association of Law Schools (for a junior faculty member whose paper makes a substantial contribution to legal literature), January 2009
- William H. Hastie Fellow, University of Wisconsin Law School