Neal E. Devins

Prof. Neal E. Devins

Sandra Day O'Connor Professor of Law & Professor of Government, William & Mary Law School

Neal Devins is the Sandra Day O’Connor Professor of Law and Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of several books and more than 100 articles and book chapters on courts, constitutional law, and law & politics. His books include The Company They Keep (Oxford 2019) (with Larry Baum), The Democratic Constitution (Oxford 2d ed. 2015) (with Louis Fisher), Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law (West 6th ed. 2019) (with Louis Fisher), and Shaping Constitutional Values: The Supreme Court, Elected Government, and the Abortion Dispute (Johns Hopkins University Press 1996). His articles have appeared in The Yale Law Journal, The Stanford Law Review, The Columbia Law Review, The Michigan Law Review, The California Law Review, The Virginia Law Review, The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, The New York University Law Review, and several other journals and magazines. Professor Devins is also the author of op-eds appearing in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, and several other newspapers. He has testified before House and Senate committees on budget reform and the separation of powers. Professor Devins is a graduate of Georgetown University (A.B. 1978) and Vanderbilt Law School (J.D. 1982).

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2015 National Lawyers Convention

Clearly, we live in a very different society from that of the founding period. Size...

Showcase Panel II: The Living Congress: Adaptation or Decline?

2015 National Lawyers Convention

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2014 National Lawyers Convention

Is President Obama failing in this basic obligation of the President?  Allegations of lawlessness have...