Prof. Michael B. Rappaport

Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law; Director, Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, University of San Diego School of Law

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Federalism & Separation of Powers

Michael Rappaport is the Hugh & Hazel Darling Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism. Rappaport teaches Constitutional Law and Administrative Law.  His research interests include originalism, administrative law, the separation of powers, federalism, the constitutional amendment process, and supermajority rules. He is the author (with John McGinnis) of Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard 2013) as well as of numerous law review articles. He also blogs at Law and Liberty and The Originalism Blog. He has taught at the Sorbonne and at Paris 2 Law School in Paris, France, at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, and at Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Prior to joining the academy, Rappaport worked in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice and practiced appellate law with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C. He received a JD and a DCL (political theory) from the Yale Law School, and served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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