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Professor Michael C. Dorf

Professor Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School
Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law
Ithaca, NY, USA


Michael C. Dorf is the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell University.  He has written over eighty law review articles and essays on constitutional law and related subjects. Dorf is the co-author (with Laurence Tribe) of On Reading the Constitution (Harvard University Press, 1991), the co-author (with Trevor Morrison) of The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2010), the editor of Constitutional Law Stories (Foundation Press 2004, second edition 2009), the author of No Litmus Test: Law Versus Politics in the 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), the co-author (with Sherry Colb) of Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights (Columbia University Press, 2016), and a co-editor of the casebook and related materials Constitutional Law (West, 2015 and yearly updates). Dorf holds an A.B. and a J.D. from Harvard University.  He served as a law clerk for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States, and maintains an active pro bono practice.  Before joining the Cornell faculty, Dorf taught at Rutgers-Camden Law School for three years and at Columbia Law School for thirteen years. His popular writing appears regularly in Newsweek, Verdict, and on his blog, Dorf on Law.
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