Faculty Scholarship

Back to Faculty Listing

click to view scholarship for this faculty Rappaport, Michael B.


  • Originalism and the Good Constitution (with McGinnis) (Harvard University Press, 2013)

Chapters of Books or Articles within Books

  • “Classical Liberal Administrative Law in a Progressive World ” in Handbook on Classical Liberalism (Todd Henderson, ed.) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017)

Journal Articles

Other Print and Electronic Media

  • North Korea and the Gadhafi Double-Cross The Daily Transcript (April 21, 2017)
  • A Legal Historian Takes Issue with Originalism The Daily Transcript (April 5, 2017)
  • Do Liberals Want Conservative Nonoriginalists? The Daily Transcript (March 20, 2017)
  • Let's Amend the Constitution to Prohibit Lame-Duck Pardons The Daily Transcript (February 24, 2017)
  • President Trump and the Foreign Emoluments Clause The Daily Transcript (February 10, 2017)
  • President Trump and the Foreign Emoluments Clause The Daily Transcript (February 10, 2017)
  • How to End the Government Shutdown Option The Wall Street Journal (December 30, 2014)
  • David Souter's Bad Constitutional History The Wall Street Journal (with McGinnis) (June 14, 2010)
  • Confirming Judges: The Constitutional Option San Diego Union-Tribune (with McGinnis) (March 11, 2005)
  • Hey, Big Spenders: Here's a Law That Could Stop You! The Wall Street Journal (with McGinnis) (February 4, 2004)
  • House Rules: Is a Supermajority Requirement for Tax Hikes Constitutional? ABA Journal (with McGinnis) (March 1997)
  • Solving the Problem of Third Parties San Diego Union-Tribune (July 24, 1996)
  • Origins of the Unemployment Insurance Mess The Wall Street Journal (October 31, 1991)

Presentations and Conferences

  • "Original Methods Originalism" at Originalist Bootcamp at Georgetown Center for the Constitution (May 2016)
  • "Defending Original Methods" as presenter at Pepperdine Law School Faculty (April 2016)
  • "Defending Original Methods" as presenter at Originalism Works in Progress Conference at San Diego (February 2016)
  • "Constraining Executive Regulation" at Hoover Institute (March 2015)
  • "Originalism and the Good Constitution Debate" as debater at Is Originalism the Best Method for Interpreting the Constitution (with Jack Rakove) (January 2015)
  • "The Noel Canning Case" as presenter at Federalist Society Teleforum Panel Discussion at The Federalist Society (June 27, 2014)
  • "Originalism and the Good Constitution" as presenter at Columbia Law School Federalist Society at Columbia Law School (April 2014)
  • "The Classical Liberal Constitution: An Originalist Assessment" as presenter at Conference on Richard Epstein's The Classical Liberal Constitution at New York University School of Law (February 2014)
  • "The Future of the Role of History in Originalism" as presenter at Conference on Law and History (February 2014)


Office of the Dean
Warren Hall, Room 201
Phone: (619) 260-4527