Michael Rappaport

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

Steven Silva
(619) 260-4600 ext. 2509

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

“Classical Liberal Administrative Law in a Progressive World ” in Handbook on Classical Liberalism (Todd Henderson, ed.) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018); “The Constitution and the Language of the Law” in William and Mary Law Review (with John McGinnis) (2018); “Originalism and the Colorblind Constitution” in 89 Notre Dame Law Review 71 (2013); and Originalism and the Good Constitution (with McGinnis) (Harvard University Press, 2013).

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