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Prof. Michael B. Rappaport

Darling Foundation Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Professor Rappaport is the Darling Foundation Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism. His principal areas of interest are originalism, separation of powers, federalism, and supermajority rules. He teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Constitutional History, and Legislation.

Professor Rappaport is the author of numerous law review articles in journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the Georgetown Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. His book, Originalism and the Good Constitution, which is co-authored with John McGinnis, will be published by the Harvard University Press. Professor Rappaport is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he received a JD and a DCL (Law and Political Theory).

Education
  • J.D., Yale Law School
  • D.C.L. (law and political theory), Yale Law School

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Publications and Multimedia
An Originalist Future
Engage Volume 15, Issue 1
July 29, 2014
National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-1-14 featuring Noel Francisco, Kristen Hickman, and Michael Rappaport
July 01, 2014
Recess Appointments Case Decided: NLRB v. Noel Canning - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
June 27, 2014
Originalism and the Good Constitution - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
March 19, 2014
The Upside-Down Constitution - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
July 13, 2012
Are the Recent Recess Appointments Constitutional?
Engage Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2012
May 17, 2012
Are the Recent Recess Appointments Constitutional? - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
March 05, 2012
Originalism, Precedent and Judicial Restraint - Event Audio/Video
University of Pennsylvania Student Chapter
February 27, 2010
SCOTUScast 6-17-09 featuring Michael Rappaport
Montejo v. Louisiana
June 17, 2009
The Development of Originalism - Event Audio
The Legacy of the Department of Justice Under Attorney General Edwin Meese, III
January 27, 2007