Prof. Saikrishna B. Prakash

James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Saikrishna Prakash's scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly presidential powers. He teaches Constitutional Law, Foreign Relations Law and Presidential Powers at the Law School. 

Prakash was formerly Herzog Research Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law. He was senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and a recipient of the John M. Olin Fellowship in Law, Economics and Public Policy. He clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1993 to 1994, and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1994 to 1995. After practicing in New York for two years, he served as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois College of Law from 1997 to 1998. He then served as an associate professor at Boston University School of Law before joining San Diego's faculty in 1999. In 2004, he visited at Northwestern University School of Law. 

Among Prakash's articles are "How to Remove a Federal Judge," and "The Executive Power Over Foreign Affairs," published in the Yale Law Journal; and "Removal and Tenure" and "Delegation Really Running Riot," published in theVirginia Law Review.

  • B.A. 1990, Stanford University
  • J.D. 1993, Yale University

The Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues. The people listed as Experts have spoken or otherwise participated in Federalist Society events, publications, or multimedia presentations. A person's appearance on this list does not imply any other endorsement or relationship between the person and the Federalist Society. All expressions of opinion by an expert are those of the expert.

Publications and Multimedia
Young Legal Scholars Paper Presentations - Event Audio/Video
18th Annual Faculty Conference
January 15, 2016
Syria and the President’s Authority to Intervene - Podcast
International & National Security Law and Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Groups Podcast
August 29, 2013
The President's Authority in Libya - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
April 07, 2011
2008 Bator Award Presentation - Event Audio/Video
2008 Annual Student Symposium
March 08, 2008
Judicial Philosophy/Originalism-The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law - Event Video
A Conference Discussing the Contributions of Judge Robert H. Bork
June 26, 2007
Responses to Judicial Corruption - Event Audio/Video
Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter
May 04, 2007