Prof. Michael S. Greve

Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Professor of Law Michael S. Greve joins the law school faculty in fall 2012 after having served as John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he specialized in constitutional law, courts, and business regulation and served as chairman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Prior to joining AEI, Greve was founder and co-director of the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm specializing in constitutional litigation.

Greve has served previously as an adjunct professor at a number of universities, including Cornell and Johns Hopkins Universities, and has been a visiting professor at Boston College since 2004. He was awarded a Ph.D. and an M.A. in government by Cornell University. Greve also earned a Diploma from the University of Hamburg in Germany.

A prolific writer, Greve is the author of nine books and a multitude of articles appearing in scholarly publications, as well as numerous editorials, short articles, and book reviews. He is a frequent speaker for professional and scholarly organizations and has made many appearances on radio and television.

In addition Greve has provided congressional and state legislative testimony, has lobbied and consulted in federal agency proceedings, and has provided litigation services and management in over 30 cases, including matters before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

  • Diploma, University of Hamburg
  • M.A., Cornell University
  • Ph.D., Cornell University

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Publications and Multimedia
Regulatory Theory: Preemptive Rule-making vs. Common Law Redress - Event Audio/Video
Fourth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 20, 2016
The Administrative State: Within the Bounds of Law? - Event Audio/Video
17th Annual Faculty Conference
January 12, 2015
Cooperation or Coercion on Climate: Is the EPA Trying to Deputize the States? - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
August 04, 2014
Originalism and the Good Constitution - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
March 19, 2014
Arbitration and the Constitution - Event Audio/Video
Faculty Division and the American Enterprise Institute
March 29, 2013
When States Go Broke - Event Video
Faculty Division
November 14, 2012
The Upside-Down Constitution - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
July 13, 2012
Fla. v. Dept. of Health and Human Services & Nat'l Fed. of Ind. Business v. Sebelius - Coercion - Pre-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-27-12 featuring Richard Epstein and Michael Greve
March 27, 2012
The Future of Arbitration and the World of Class Action Litigation - Podcast
Litigation Practice Group Podcast
March 21, 2012
The Compact Clause and Interstate Compacts - Podcast
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
February 21, 2012
Bailouts or Bankruptcy?
Engage Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2011
September 12, 2011
The Future of Federal Pre-Emption - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention
November 12, 2009
A Discussion about Judicial Review of Federalism - Event Audio/Video
The Future of Federalism
September 12, 2008
Competitive and Cooperative Federalism - Event Audio/Video
The Future of Federalism
September 12, 2008
Federal Preemption and the Supreme Court - Event Audio/Video
Administrative Law Practice Group and American Enterprise Institute
February 21, 2008
Fair-weather Federalism - Event Audio
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group
March 30, 2007
A Debate on Wal-Mart and Economic Due Process - Event Audio
2007 Annual Faculty Conference
January 05, 2007
Regulatory Double-Dipping - Event Audio
2006 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2006
Manufacturers' Immunity: The FDA Compliance Defense - Event Video
Administrative Law Practice Group
March 21, 2006
Is There Any Room Left for Federalism in Financial Services? - Transcript
2003 National Lawyers Convention - "International Law and American Sovereignty"
November 14, 2003