Academic Positions

UniversityTitleYears
University of Iowa Associate Professor of Law (pre-tenure)
(courtesy appointments in Political Science, Philosophy)
2012-
present

Education

UniversityDegreeYears
Stanford University Ph.D. in Political Science 2012
Harvard University J.D. 2000
California State University B.A. in Political Science 1997

Publications

Books
TitlePublisherYears
The Rule of Law in the Real World Cambridge University Press 2016
Peer Reviewed Articles
TitleJournalCitationYears
What the Laws Demand of Socrates---and of Us The Monist 98(4):360-374 2015
Institutional Values, or How to Say What Democracy Is Southwest Philosophy Review 30(1):235-242 2014
Institutional Corruption and the Rule of Law Les Ateliers de l'Ethique/The Ethics Forum 9(1):84-102 2014
Market Unfreedom Critical Review 26(3-4): 306-347 2014
Death and Taxes in NFIB v. Sebelius Public Affairs Quarterly 27(3):243-266 2013
The Rule of Law and Equality Law & Philosophy 32(5):565-618 2013
Secrecy as Mystification of Power: Meaning and Ethics in the Security State I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 2(1):1-26 2006
Law Review Articles
TitleJournalCitationYears
Democratic Paternalism, not Libertarian Paternalism Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 14:747-787 2016
Transnational Litigation as a Prisoner's Dilemma
(Co-Author with Maya Steinitz)
North Carolina Law Review 94(3):751-816 2016
The Rule of Law Against Sovereign Immunity in a Democratic State Texas Law Review See Also 93:247-262 2015
Critical Race Science and Critical Race Philosophy of Science Fordham Law Review 83(6):3155-3177 2015
Racial Classification and Ascriptive Injury Washington University Law Review 92(2):325-396 2015
Equal Law in an Unequal World Iowa Law Review 99:1021-1081 2014
Democracy, Solidarity and the Rule of Law: Lessons from Athens Buffalo Law Review 62(1):1-67 2014
The Countermajoritarian Complaint Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems 23:7-33 2014
Quasi-Public Executives
(Co-Author with K.A.D. Camara)
Yale Law Journal 115(9):2254-2278 2006
Remote Purchasing and Fundamental Fairness: The Sales and Use Tax Equalization Act
(Co-Author with Harvard Legislative Research Bureau, as member of collective authorship team)
Harvard Journal on Legislation 35:537-559 1998
Book Chapters
TitleBookPagesYears
Trust and Commitment: How Athens Rebuilt the Rule of Law Corradetti, Eiskovits, and Rotondi, eds., Theorizing Transitional Justice (Ashgate) 225-236 2015
The Health Insurance Mandate Really is a Tax, and That's a Good Thing Too Allhoff and Hall, eds., The Affordable Care Act Decision: Philosophical and Legal Implications (Routledge) 103-116 2014
Miscellany
TitleDescriptionYears
The Rule of Law entry in Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science 2016
Procedural Due Process: the Missing Casebook Chapter open access casebook chapter, released on SSRN 2014
The Rule of Law entry in Sage Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics 2014
The Serious Point a micro-contribution to the Green Bag/Journal of Law micro- symposium on Orin Kerr's "Theory of Law" 2013
"Shopping Malls and the First Amendment," "Masson v. New Yorker Magazine," and "Pruneyard Shopping Center v. Robins" entries in Schultz, ed., Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution (Facts on File) 2009
"Noerr-Pennington Doctrine," "Pruneyard Shopping Center v. Robins," and "Amalgamated Food Employees Union Local 590 v. Logan Valley Plaza, Inc" entries in Hudson, Schultz and Vile, eds., Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, (Congressional Quarterly Press) 2008
Book Note: Losing the Vote, the Impact of Prisoner Disenfranchisement 12 Harvard Human Rights Journal 399 (student book note) 1999
Book Note: Data Smog/The Transparent Society 12 Harvard Journal of Law and Technology 513 (student book note) 1999
Recent Developments: Antitrust 27 Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 278 (student comment) 1999

Grants, Awards and Honors

AwardYears
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ: Member (School of Social Science) 2014-5
Law and Public Affairs Program, Princeton University (LAPA/Perkins Fellow, offered but declined) 2014-5
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University: Network Fellow 2014-5
Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Award, Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique de Montreal (for The Rule of Law in the Real World) 2014
Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship, Stanford University 2011-2
Gerhard Casper Stanford Graduate Fellowship 2008-11
Philanthropy and Civil Society Fellowship, Stanford University 2008-9
Williston Contracts Competition (first place), Harvard Law School 1998

Presentations

Invited Talks
VenueTitleYears
American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative The Rule of Law in the Real World (practitioner-oriented book presentation) 2016
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Symposium on Nudging Democratic Paternalism, not Libertarian Paternalism 2015
Stanford University, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Law School Democratic Rule of Law Reform, Circa 403 B.C.E. 2015
Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business General Will, Causality, Equality 2015
American Association of Law Schools Midyear Meeting, Workshop on Next Generation Issues on Sex, Gender and the Law (plenary session) Thinking Aloud About Vulnerability and Policy 2015
Stanford University, Political Theory Workshop What the Laws Demand of Socrates---and of Us 2015
Fordham Law Review symposium on critical race theory and empirical methods Critical Race Science Studies? 2014
Loyola University Chicago School of Law faculty workshop Racial Classification and Ascriptive Injury 2014
Cardozo Law School Conference on Republicanism and Criminal Law Underprotection, Domination, and Group-Subordinating Violence 2014
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law faculty workshop What the Laws Demand of Socrates---and of Us 2014
Princeton University, Law and Public Affairs seminar What the Laws Demand of Socrates---and of Us 2014
Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association., Pacific Division (invited commentary on Tomasi, Free Market Fairness) How Demanding is Occupational Liberty? 2013
Conference Presentations
VenueTitleYears
Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium The Rule of Law in the Real World 2016
Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting Scalia, Equality, Rule of Law 2016
American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Law and Humanities Section Heaven Save Us From Legal Heroes 2015
American Society for Legal History What the Laws Demand of Socrates---and of Us 2015
Culp Colloquium at Duke Law School The Rule of Law in the Real World (two book MS chapters) 2014
Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting A Respect-Centered Sex Discrimination Jurisprudence 2014
Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference An Islamic Rule of Law 2014
John Mercer Langston Conference Racial Classification and Ascriptive Injury 2014
Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association Annual Meeting Racial Classification and Ascriptive Injury 2014
Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference Racial Classification and Ascriptive Injury 2014
Arizona State University Legal Scholars Workshop Equal Law in an Unequal World 2013
Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference Equal Law in an Unequal World 2013
Sharing Scholarship, Building Teachers Development Workshop at Albany Law School Equal Law in an Unequal World 2013
Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference Equal Law in an Unequal World 2013
Southwestern Philosophical Society Institutional Values, or How to Say What Democracy Is 2013
American Political Science Association The Countermajoritarian Complaint 2013
American Political Science Association The People's Will and the People's Laws 2013
Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association The People's Will and the People's Laws 2013
Association for Political Theory The People's Will and the People's Laws 2013
Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium The People's Will and the People's Laws 2013
Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference The People's Will and the People's Laws 2013
Midwest Law and Economics Association The Rule of Law Will Not Set You Free 2013
Medical Humanities Conference, Western Michigan University Death and Taxes in NFIB v. Sebelius 2012
Big Ten Conference for Untenured Scholars, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Democracy, Solidarity, and the Rule of Law: Lessons from Athens 2012
Classcrits V, University of Wisconsin, Madison Equal Law in an Unequal World 2012
Washington University Regional Junior Faculty Workshop Equal Law in an Unequal World 2012
Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium The Countermajoritarian Complaint 2012
Western Political Science Association Violence and Inequality: The Liberal Critique of Domination 2012
Canadian Political Science Association Para-Ideal Theory and the Strategic Justification of Democracy 2010
Democracy as Idea and Practice Conference, University of Oslo Para-Ideal Theory and the Strategic Justification of Democracy 2010
Midwest Law and Economics Association When does the Rule of Law Persist? A Strategic Model of Institutional Endurance 2010
Association for Political Theory Don't be Afraid, the Clown's Afraid Too: Deliberation, Participation, Tolerance and Fear 2009
Public Reason Political Philosophy Podcast Symposium Making Space for Rosa Parks: Democratic Authorship as Political Autonomy 2009
Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy, University of Pavia Strategic Morality and Para-Ideal Theory 2009
Campus Talks
VenueTitleYears
Iowa Legal Studies Workshop Corruption and the Transnational Litigation Prisoner's Dilemma (Co-Author with Maya Steinitz) 2015
Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science General Will, Causality, Equality 2015
Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science---Egalitarianism Workshop The Logic of Coordination/The Logic of Commitment (book MS chapters) 2015
Iowa Legal Studies Workshop Racial Classification and Ascriptive Injury 2014
Iowa Legal Studies Workshop Equal Law in an Unequal World 2012
Annual Meeting of the American Society for Comparative Law (hosted at Iowa) The Countermajoritarian Complaint 2012
University of Iowa Food for Thought Speaker Series The Countermajoritarian Complaint 2012
Stanford Ethics and Politics, Ancient and Modern Workshop The Oligarch, the Miser, and the Capitalist: Plato, Kant, and Marx on the Psychology and Politics of the Money-Hungry 2010

Teaching

Lead Instructor
CourseUniversityYears
Torts University of Iowa 2016-
Constitutional Law I University of Iowa 2016-
Constitutional Law II University of Iowa 2012, 2014, 2015-
Policy Lab University of Iowa 2015-6
Professional Responsibility University of Iowa 2013, 2014
Topics in Political Science Stanford University, Educational Program for Gifted Youth
(Stanford campus, plus Singapore Honors Academy in 2011)
2010, 2011, 2012
Teaching Assistant
CourseUniversityYears
Corruption Research Seminar Stanford University 2008
Introduction to Global Justice Stanford University 2008
Philosophical Issues Concerning Race and Racism Stanford University 2008
Introduction to Political Philosophy Stanford University 2007

Legal Practice

EmployerRoleYears
Victor M. Glasberg & Associates Attorney (civil rights/liberties practice) 2004-6
Oregon Law Center Attorney (low-income legal services practice) 2001-3
American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area Summer Law Clerk 1999

Service

University Service
RoleContextYears
Faculty Adviser, Black Law Students Association University of Iowa, College of Law 2016-
Faculty Advisor, American Constitution Society Student Chapter University of Iowa, College of Law 2016-
Member, Diversity Committee University of Iowa, College of Law 2016-7
Member, Honors and Awards Committee University of Iowa, College of Law 2016-7
Service on one S.J.D. committee, and (2016-) adviser to another University of Iowa, College of Law 2015-
Chair, Speakers Committee University of Iowa, College of Law 2015-6
Faculty Advisor, AAI Moot Court Problem Creation University of Iowa, College of Law 2014, 6
Member, Speakers Committee University of Iowa, College of Law 2012-4
Judge, AAI Moot Court University of Iowa, College of Law 2012-6
Graduate Admissions Committee Stanford University, Department of Political Science 2010-11
Graduate Organizer, Political Theory Workshop Stanford University, Department of Political Science 2008
Graduate Organizer (interim), Global Justice Workshop Stanford University, Department of Political Science 2008
Chair, Ad Hoc Graduate Incentives Committee, Political Science Graduate Students Association Stanford University, Department of Political Science 2008
Social Chair, Political Science Graduate Students Association Stanford University, Department of Political Science 2007-8
Public Relations Chair, Student Public Interest Network Harvard Law School 1999-2000
Disciplinary Service
RoleYears
Reviewer, Journal of Political Philosophy 2016
Reviewer, Oxford University Press 2016
Reviewer, McGill University Press 2016
Reviewer, British Journal of Political Science 2016
Reviewer, Cambridge University Press 2015, 6
Reviewer, Columbia University Press 2015
Reviewer, South Carolina Law Review 2015
Reviewer, Journal of Legal Analysis 2015
Reviewer, European Journal of Political Theory 2014, 6
Reviewer, International Journal of Law and Economics 2014
Reviewer, Journal of Politics 2013-4
Community Service and Outreach
RoleYears
Member, Iowa City Telecommunications Commission 2016-
Panelist: 'Family Law', Iowa LGBT Rural Summit (USDA/National Center for Lesbian Rights/Drake Law School) 2016
Presentation, 'Loving v. Virginia,' African-American Museum of Iowa/Cedar Rapids Public Library 2016
Presentation, 'The Leadership Rationale,' The Past, Present, & Future of Diversity and Inclusion Within the Central Iowa Legal Community 2015
Presentation, Voting Rights in the United States: Iowa Interfaith Alliance, Intersections speaker series 2014
Panelist, Ethical Perspectives on the News: KCRG TV (discussing religion and public life, Hobby Lobby, etc.) 2014
Editorial, "Court Moves Toward Death for Contraceptive Coverage": Des Moines Register, 2014
Guest blogger, Prawfsblawg 2015, 6
Guest blogger, Concurring Opinions 2013
Editorial: "Independent Judiciary": Cedar Rapids Gazette (with Nicholas Johnson) 2012
Presentation: The Law and Ethics of Farm Worker Internships, Cultivating Food Justice Conference 2010
Editorial: "A Naked Assault on the Public and Courts": Oregon State Bar Journal 2005
Executive Board Member, Oregon Rural Action 2001-3

Languages
Human:
Attic Greek (basic reading level)

Computer:
Python (intermediate)
R (intermediate)
Clojure (intermediate)
Javascript (rudimentary)

Bar Admissions
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Oregon
Virginia

Other
Ph.D. Dissertation: An Egalitarian Theory of the Rule of Law
Ph.D. Fields: Political Theory (major), Political Institutions (major), American Politics (minor)
Research Assistant to Lawrence Lessig (2006-8, 1999), and to Richard Sobel (1998)

Notes
Market Unfreedom was reviewed only by (specialist) editor, not external referees.
'The Rule of Law Against Sovereign Immunity...' was published in an online supplement.
Bar Admissions are not currently in active/authorized to practice status.
'Secrecy as Mystification of Power' was supported by the Century Foundation and was reprinted in Maret and Goldman, eds., Understanding Government Secrecy: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Greenwood Press/Libraries Unlimited, 2009).
'The Health Insurance Mandate Really is a Tax...' is an only slightly changed adaptation of 'Death and Taxes...'


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