Michael Rappaport

Michael Rappaport
Phone: (619) 260-2329
Office: Pardee Legal Research Center 316

Cecilia Salanger
(619) 260-2320

Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law; Director, Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism

  • JD, DCL, 1985, Yale Law School
  • BA, 1981, Binghamton University

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law, Constitutional Interpretation, Administrative Law, Public Interest/Public Law and Regulation, Environmental Law

Professional Experience

Rappaport serves as the director of USD’s Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1991.

Scholarly Work

"Originalism and the Colorblind Constitution" in 89 Notre Dame Law Review 71 (2013); Originalism and the Good Constitution (with McGinnis) (Harvard University Press, 2013); "The National Convention Constitutional Amendment Method: Defects, Federalism Implications, and Reform" in 96 Virginia Law Review 1509 (2010); and "Original Methods Originalism: A New Theory of Interpretation and the Case Against Construction" in 103 Northwestern Law Review 751 (with McGinnis) (2009).