Prof. Philip A. Hamburger

Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Philip Hamburger's scholarship focuses on constitutional law and its history.  His publications include Separation of Church and State (Harvard 2002); "Religious Liberty in Philadelphia," Emory Law Journal (2005); "The New Censorship:  Institutional Review Boards," Supreme Court Review (2004); "More is Less," Virginia Law Review (2004); "Law and Judicial Duty," George Washington Law Review (2003); "Liberality," Texas Law Review(2002); "Revolution and Judicial Review:  Chief Justice Holt's Opinion in City of London v. Wood," Columbia Law Review (1994).

Before coming to Columbia, Hamburger was the John P. Wilson Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Director of the Bigelow Program and the Legal History Program.  Earlier, he was the Oswald Symyster Colclough Research Professor at George Washington University Law School and a Professor at the University of Connecticut Law School.  He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia Law School and at Northwestern Law School, where he was the Jack N. Pritzker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law.  Earlier, he was an Associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal and Lewis in Philadelphia.

  • Yale Law School, J.D. 1982
  • Princeton University, B.A. 1979

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Upcoming Events
2017 National Student Symposium - "The First Amendment in Contemporary Society"
Columbia Law School - March 3-4, 2017
March 03, 2017
Publications and Multimedia
The Administrative State: Within the Bounds of Law? - Event Audio/Video
17th Annual Faculty Conference
January 12, 2015
Is Administrative Law Unlawful? - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
July 03, 2014
Religion Clauses - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2012
Religion, Early America and the Fourteenth Amendment - Event Audio/Video
2007 National Lawyers Convention
November 15, 2007