Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism

Originalism is the view that the Constitution should be interpreted in accordance with its original meaning—that is, the meaning it had at the time of its enactment. The Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego School of Law studies all aspects of originalism by holding conferences, hosting speakers, sponsoring fellows, operating a blog, and promoting originalist scholarship. The Annual Hugh & Hazel Darling Originalism Works in Progress Conference, held in February of each year, brings leading originalist scholars throughout the country and the world to San Diego to discuss current originalist issues.

Director

Michael B. Rappaport
Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law

Members

Lawrence A. Alexander
Warren Distinguished
Professor of Law

Laurence P. Claus
Herzog Endowed Scholar and 
Professor of Law

Donald A. Dripps
Warren Distinguished 
Professor of Law

Michael D. Ramsey
University Professor and 
Professor of Law

Steven D. Smith
Warren Distinguished 
Professor of Law

Affiliated Scholars

James Allan
Professor of Law
TC Beirne School of Law

Jack Balkin
Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment
Yale Law School

William Baude
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law
University of Chicago School of Law

Mitch Berman
Leon Meltzer Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
Penn Law

Thomas Colby
Professor of Law
George Washington University School of Law

Richard Ekins
Tutorial Fellow in Law
University of Oxford

Richard Epstein
James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law
University of Chicago Law School

Richard Fallon
Ralph S. Taylor, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law
Harvard Law School

Stanley Fish
Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law
Florida International University

Jeffrey Goldsworthy
Faculty of Law
Monash University

Christopher Green
Associate Professor of Law
University of Mississippi School of Law

Jamal Greene
Vice Dean and Professor of Law
Columbia Law School

Kurt Lash
Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law
University of Illinois

Gary Lawson
Philip S. Beck Professor of Law
Boston University School of Law

John McGinnis
George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law
Northwestern University School of Law

Bernadette Meyler
Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

Michael Perry
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law
Emory University School of Law

James Pfander
Owen L. Coon Professor of Law
Northwestern University School of Law

Saikrishna Prakash
James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law

Robert Pushaw
James Wilson Endowed Professor of Law
Pepperdine School of Law

Stephen Sachs
Associate Professor of Law
Duke University School of Law

Contact:

Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism
Guadalupe Hall, Room 202b