Constitutional, Civil Rights, & Democracy

Research & Scholarship

Below, you will find a selection of recent and forthcoming work by NYU Law faculty in this area of study. Although this list is not comprehensive, it provides a sample of the work our faculty are doing in this field today. You can also visit the Publications pages in our individual Faculty Profiles for more information.

* Accepted and forthcoming
** Working paper


Samuel Estreicher (Chief Reporter). Restatement of the Law, Employment Law (American Law Institute, 2015)

Samuel Estreicher and David Noll ’08. Legislation and the Regulatory State (LexisNexis, 2015)

Samuel Estreicher and Matthew Bodie LLM ’05. Labor Law: Concepts and Insights (Foundation Press, 2016)

John Ferejohn and Frances McCall Rosenbluth. Forged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain (Liveright, July 2016)

Helen Hershkoff, Arthur Miller, John Sexton, and Jack Friedenthal. 2015-16 Civil Procedure Supplement (2015 ed., West Academic Publishing, July 2015)

Samuel IssacharoffFragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (Cambridge U. Press, June 2015)

Burt NeuborneMadison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment (The New Press, January 2015)

Samuel Rascoff and Zachary Goldman ’09, eds. Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford U. Press, May 2016)

David A. J. RichardsWhy Love Leads to Justice: Love Across the Boundaries (Cambridge U. Press, November 2015)

Bryan Stevenson, Anthony C. Thompson, Sherrilyn Ifil, and Loretta Lynch. A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law (The New Press, 2018)

Jeremy Waldron. Political Political Theory: Essays on Institutions (Harvard University Press, March 2016)

Kenji YoshinoSpeak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial (Crown, 2015)

Chapters and Articles

Amy Adler“The First Amendment and Second Commandment,” Law, Culture, and Visual Studies (A. Wagner and R. K. Sherwin, eds., Springer, 2014)

Amy Adler. “The Pleasures of Punishment: Complicity, Spectatorship, and Abu Ghraib in Photography,” Punishment in Popular Culture (NYU Press, June 2015)

Rachel Barkow. “Clemency and Presidential Administration of Criminal Law,” 90 NYU Law Rev. 802 (2014)

Adam Cox and Thomas Miles. “Does Immigration Enforcement Reduce Crime? Evidence from Secure Communities,” 57 Journal of Law and Economics 937 (November 2014)

Adam Cox and Thomas Miles. “Legitimacy and Cooperation: Will Immigrants Cooperate with Local Police Who Enforce Federal Immigration Law?” (September 2015)**

Adam Cox and Cristina Rodriguez. “The President and Immigration Law Redux,” 125 Yale Law Journal (2015)*

Peggy Cooper Davis. "Loving v. Virginia and White Supremacy," 92 NYU Law Review Online 52 (2017) 

Peggy Cooper Davis and Valeria Vegh Weis."The Obama Presidency and the Confederate Narrative," 60 Howard Law Journal 707 (2017)

Peggy Cooper Davis, Aderson Bellegarde Francois, and Colin Starger. "The Persistence of the Confederate Narrative," 84 Tennessee Law Review 301 (2017)

Peggy Cooper Davis, Aderson Bellegarde Francois, Colin Starger. “Beyond the Confederate Narrative” (November 2015)**

Norman Dorsen. “Learning Many Things as a Law Clerk to Justice John Marshall Harlan,” Of Courtiers and Kings: More Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices (Todd Peppers and Clare Cushman, eds., Univ. of Virginia Press, December 2015)

Cynthia Estlund. “Are Unions a Constitutional Anomaly?” 114 Michigan Law Review 169 (November 2015)

Samuel Estreicher and Steven Menashi. "Taking Steel Seizure Seriously: Reflections on the Iran Nuclear Agreement," 86 Fordham Law Review 1199 (2017) 

Samuel Estreicher“‘Depoliticizing’ the National Labor Relations Board: Administrative Steps,” 64 Emory L. J. 1611 (2015)

Samuel Estreicher and Jeffrey Hirsch. “Comparative Wrongful Dismissal Law: Reassessing American Exceptionalism,”92 N. C. L. Rev. 343 (January 2014)

Samuel Estreicher and Kristina Yost. “University IP: The University as Coordinator of the Team Production Process,”Beyond Intellectual Property: Comparative and Intellectual Aspects (Fordham U. Press, 2015)*

Samuel Estreicher“‘Easy In, Easy Out’: A Future for US Workplace Representation,” 98 Minnesota L. Rev. 1615 (May 2014)

Samuel Estreicher“The Paradox of Federal Sector Labor Relations: Voluntary Unionism Without Collective Bargaining Over Wages and Employee Benefits” (September 2015)**

John Ferejohn and Roderick Hills Jr. “Publius’s Political Science” (November 2015)**

Barry Friedman and Maria Ponomarenko. “Democratic Policing,” 90 NYU L. Rev. 1827 (December 2015)

Barry Friedman, Lee Epstein, and Geoffrey Stone. “Foreword: Testing the Constitution,” 90 NYU Law Review 1001 (October 2015)

Roderick Hills Jr“Hydrofracking and Home Rule: Defending and Defining an Anti-Preemption Canon of Statutory Construction in New York,” 77 Albany Law Review 647 (2014)

Roderick Hills Jr. and David Schleicher. “City Replanning” (August 2014)**

Roderick Hills Jr. and John Ferejohn. “Publius’s Political Science” (November 2015)**

Roderick Hills Jr. “Towards a Universal Field Theory of National Private Rights and Federalism,” 76 Montana Law Review 41 (2016)

Daniel Hulsebosch“The Revolutionary Portfolio: Constitution-Making and the Wider World in the American Revolution,” 42 Suffolk University Law Review 759 (December 2014)

Samuel Issacharoff. “Voter Welfare: An Emerging Rule of Reason in Voting Rights Law,” Indiana Law Journal (2016)*

Samuel Issacharoff“Ballot Bedlam,” 64 Duke Law Journal 1363 (2015)

Samuel Issacharoff“Constitutional Courts and Consolidated Power,” 62 American Journal of Comparative Law 585 (Summer 2014)

Samuel Issacharoff“Voting Rights at 50,” 67 Alabama Law Review 387 (2016)Samuel Issacharoff and Rosalind Dixon. “Living to Fight Another Day: Judicial Deferral in Defense of Democracy” (February 2016)**

Samuel Issacharoff and Lucas Issacharoff. “Constitutional Implications of the Cost of War,” 83 University of Chicago Law Review 169 (2016)

Samuel Issacharoff and Thad Eagles ’15. “The Australian Alternative: A View from Abroad of Recent Developments in Securities Class Actions,” University of New South Wales Law Journal (2015)

Mattias Kumm“An Empire of Capital? Transatlantic Investment Protection as the Institutionalization of Unjustified Privilege,” 4 ESIL Reflections (May 2015)

Mattias Kumm“Rebel Without a Good Cause: Karlsruhe’s Misguided Attempt to Draw the CJEU into a Game of ‘Chicken’ and What the CJEU Might Co About It,” 15 German Law Journal 203 (2014)

Daryl Levinson. "The inevitability and Indeterminacy of Game-Theoretic Accounts of Legal Order," 42 Law & Soc. Inquiry 28 (2017) 

Daryl Levinson and Benjamin Sachs. “Political Entrenchment and Public Law,” 125 Yale Law Journal 326 (2015)

Deborah Malamud. “Jean-Christian Vinel, The Employee: A Political History, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013,” 33 L. & Hist. Rev. 762 (2015)

Deborah Malamud. “The Strange Persistence of Affirmative Action Under Title VII,” 118 W. Va. L. Rev. 1 (2015)

Richard Pildes. “Romanticizing Democracy, Political Fragmentation, and the Decline of American Government,” 124Yale Law Journal 804 (December 2014)

Samuel Rascoff“Counterterrorism and New Deterrence,” 89 NYU L. Rev. 830 (June 2014)

Samuel Rascoff. “Presidential Intelligence,” 129 Harvard Law Review 633 (January 2016)

Adam Samaha“Death and Paperwork Reduction,” 65 Duke Law Journal (2015)*

Adam Samaha“On the Problem of Legal Change,” 103 Georgetown Law Journal 97 (October 2014)

Adam Samaha and Lior Strahilevitz. “Don’t Ask, Must Tell—And Other Combinations,” California Law Review (2015)*

Adam Samaha. “Self-Executing Statutes in the Administrative State,” The Timing of Legal Intervention (Frank Fagan & Saul Levmore eds., 2016)*

Adam Samaha. “Starting with the Text—On Sequencing Effects in Statutory Interpretation and Beyond” 8 Journal of Legal Analysis (February 2016)*

Stephen Schulhofer“Client Choice for Indigent Criminal Defendants: Theory and Implementation,” 12 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 505 (2015)

Stephen Schulhofer“An International Right to Privacy? Be Careful What You Wish For” (February 2015)**

Jeremy Waldron“Death Lists and Death Squads: Targeted Killing and the Character of the State” (March 2015)**

Jeremy Waldron“The Rule of Law in Public Law,” Cambridge Companion to Public Law (Cambridge U. Press, October 2015)*