Michael Paulsen received his B.A. degree with distinction from Northwestern University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received an M.A. degree in Religion from Yale Divinity School and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and a recipient of the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize for appellate advocacy. After graduation from law school, he joined the Department of Justice in the Criminal Division Honors Program, and has also served as staff counsel for the Center for Law & Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. and as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel.
Prior to coming to the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Paulsen served as the McKnight Presidential Professor of Law and Public Policy, Briggs and Morgan Professor of Law, and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Professor Paulsen is among the nation's leading scholars of constitutional interpretation, and his publications include articles in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Chicago Law Review, NYU Law Review, Texas Law Review, California Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal, among many others.
- J.D., Yale Law School
- M.A., Yale Divinity School
- B.A., Northwestern University
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Short Video about the Constitution
September 18, 2015
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
May 07, 2015
2014 Annual Student Symposium
March 25, 2014
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2010
Fordham Student Chapter
March 05, 2009
2009 Annual Student Symposium
February 28, 2009
2007 National Lawyers Convention
November 17, 2007