Prof. Neal E. Devins

Sandra Day O'Connor Professor of Law, Cabell Research Professor, Professor of Government, Director, Institute of Bill of Rights Law and Director, Election Law Program, William & Mary Law School
Neal E. Devins

Professor Neal E. Devins joined the faculty at William & Mary Law School in 1987. He previously served as Assistant General Counsel for the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights and Project Director for the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies.

Professor Devins is the author of Shaping Constitutional Values: The Supreme Court, Elected Government and the Abortion Dispute and articles in the Chicago, Columbia, Stanford, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, William and Mary and Yale law reviews. He is the co-author of Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law and The Democratic Constitution, and the editor of the book series, Constitutional Conflicts, published by Duke University Press.

He is a consultant to the ABA Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, a reporter for the Congressional Process Committee of the ABA, and he serves on the Board of Directors of AVALON (battered women’s shelter). Professor Devins is faculty advisor to the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal.

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University
  • A.B., Georgetown University

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Publications and Multimedia
Take Care Now: Stare Decisis and the President’s Duty to Defend Acts Of Congress - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
October 14, 2014
Do State Attorneys General Have a Duty to Defend State Laws? - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
April 04, 2014