David Strauss

Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law & Faculty Director of the Jenner & Block Supreme Court & Appellate Clinic at University of Chicago - Law School

David Strauss

David Strauss

Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law & Faculty Director of the Jenner & Block Supreme Court & Appellate Clinic at University of Chicago - Law School

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David Strauss graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude in 1973. He then spent two years at Magdalen College, Oxford, on the Marshall Scholarship and received a BPhil in politics from Oxford in 1975. In 1978, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was developments editor of the Law Review. Before joining the Law School faculty, he worked as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the US Department of Justice and was an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States.

Strauss joined the Law School faculty in 1985. He has published articles on a variety of subjects, principally in constitutional law and related areas, and published The Living Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is also an editor of the Supreme Court Review. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Georgetown. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Strauss has argued nineteen cases before the United States Supreme Court. In 1990, he served as Special Counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate. He is a member of the national Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Chicago Council of Lawyers. In addition to his current teaching interests—constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, elements of the law, and administrative law—he has taught civil procedure and torts.

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University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

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THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY FOR LAW AND POLICY (ACS) PROMOTES THE VITALITY OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES IT EXPRESSES: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, GENUINE EQUALITY, ACCESS TO JUSTICE, DEMOCRACY AND THE RULE OF LAW.

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