Thomas W. Merrill

Prof. Thomas W. Merrill

Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Topics: Environmental Law & Property Rights • Federalism & Separation of Powers

THOMAS W. MERRILL is the Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.  He previously taught at Northwestern University School of Law and Yale Law School.  He has undergraduate degrees from Grinnell College and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a law degree from the University of Chicago. He clerked on the D.C. Circuit (for Chief Judge David Bazelon) and the U.S. Supreme Court (for Justice Harry Blackmun).  From 1987-1990 he served as Deputy Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice.  Professor Merrill’s writings related to property include Property: Principles and Policies (Foundation Press Second Edition, 2012) (with Henry E. Smith); Property: The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law (Oxford U. Press, 2010); Property: Takings (Foundation Press, 2002)(with David Dana); and numerous articles, including “The Economics of Public Use” (Cornell Law Review 1986); “The Landscape of Constitutional Property” (Virginia Law Review 2000); and “The Character of the Governmental Action” (Vermont Law Review 2012). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Originalism

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2016 National Lawyers Convention

The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia

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2014 National Lawyers Convention

Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law

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16th Annual Faculty Conference
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2019 National Lawyers Convention

Much controversy surrounds the extent to which the United States Constitution protects property rights. During...