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Ilan Wurman

Associate Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography: 

Ilan Wurman is an associate professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he teaches administrative law and constitutional law. He writes on administrative law, separation of powers, and constitutionalism, and his academic writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Texas Law Review among other journals. He is also the author of A Debt Against the Living: An Introduction to Originalism (Cambridge 2017), and The Second Founding: An Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment (Cambridge 2020). 

 

Selected Publications

Casebooks

Administrative Law Theory and Fundamentals: An Integrated Approach (Foundation Press 2021)

 

Books

The Second Founding: An Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment (Cambridge 2020)

A Debt Against the Living: An Introduction to Originalism (Cambridge 2017)

 

Law Review Articles

Beyond Formalism and Functionalism in Separation of Powers Law, 107 Minnesota Law Review __ (forthcoming)

Reconstructing Reconstruction-Era Rights, 109 Virginia Law Review __ (forthcoming)

Making Sense of Nineteenth Century Fundamental Rights Discourse (working paper)

Constitutional Laboratories: Some Reflections on COVID-19 Litigation in Arizona, __ N.Y.U. J. L. & Liberty __ (forthcoming) (invited contribution)

Subsidiarity and Fundamental Rights Protection in the United States, Central European Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. III, No. 1, at pp. 241-57 (2022)

Nondelegation at the Founding, 130 Yale Law Journal 1490 (2021)

In Search of Prerogative, 70 Duke Law Journal 93 (2020)

The Removal Power: A Critical Guide, 2020 Cato Supreme Court Review 157

The Origins of Substantive Due Process, 87 University of Chicago Law Review 815 (2020)

The Specification Power, 168 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 689 (2020)

As-Applied Nondelegation, 96 Texas Law Review 975 (2018)

Constitutional Administration, 69 Stanford Law Review 359 (2017)

The Original Understanding of Constitutional Legitimacy, 2014 BYU Law Review 819 (2015)

Law Historians’ Fallacies, 91 North Dakota Law Review 161 (2015)

Qualified Immunity and Statutory Interpretation, 37 Seattle University Law Review 939 (2014)

How to Permit Your Mammoth: Some Legal Implications of “De-Extinction,” 33 Stanford Journal of Environmental Law 1 (2014) (with Norman Carlin & Tamara Zakim)

Drug Testing Welfare Recipients as a Constitutional Condition, Note, 65 Stanford Law Review 1153 (2013)

 

Other

“From Comity to Equality,” Law & Liberty (Dec. 14, 2021), reviewing Randy E. Barnett & Evan D. Bernick, The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit.

“What is originalism? Debunking the myths,” The Conversation (Oct. 24, 2020)

“Stare Decisis in an Originalist Theory of Law,” Law & Liberty (Sept. 9, 2020)

“What Originalism Conserves,” Law & Liberty (July 27, 2020)

Administrative Law and the DACA Decision,” Newsweek (June 20, 2020)

“No Nondelegation at the Founding? Not so fast,” Notice & Comment, Yale J. on Regulation (Jan. 5, 2020)

“The Untold Story of Lucia v. SEC: The Constitutionality of Agency Adjudications,” Notice & Comment, Yale J. on Regulation (Apr. 6, 2018)

Education: 

Stanford Law School, J.D.

Claremont McKenna College, B.A.

Research Interests: 

Administrative law, separation of powers, constitutional law, constitutional interpretation

Publications: 

Casebooks

Administrative Law Theory and Fundamentals: An Integrated Approach (Foundation Press 2021)

 

Books

The Second Founding: An Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment (Cambridge University Press forthcoming)

A Debt Against the Living: An Introduction to Originalism (Cambridge 2017)

 

Law Review Articles

Beyond Formalism and Functionalism in Separation of Powers Law, 107 Minnesota Law Review __ (forthcoming)

Reconstructing Reconstruction-Era Rights, 109 Virginia Law Review __ (forthcoming)

Making Sense of Nineteenth Century Fundamental Rights Discourse (working paper)

Constitutional Laboratories: Some Reflections on COVID-19 Litigation in Arizona, __ N.Y.U. J. L. & Liberty __ (forthcoming) (invited contribution)

Subsidiarity and Fundamental Rights Protection in the United States, Central European Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. III, No. 1, at pp. 241-57 (2022)

Nondelegation at the Founding, 130 Yale Law Journal 1490 (2021)

In Search of Prerogative, 70 Duke Law Journal 93 (2020)

The Removal Power: A Critical Guide, 2020 Supreme Court Review 157

The Origins of Substantive Due Process, 87 University of Chicago Law Review 815 (2020)

The Specification Power, 168 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 689 (2020)

As-Applied Nondelegation, 96 Texas Law Review 975 (2018)

Constitutional Administration, 69 Stanford Law Review 359 (2017)

The Original Understanding of Constitutional Legitimacy, 2014 BYU Law Review 819 (2015)

Law Historians’ Fallacies, 91 North Dakota Law Review 161 (2015)

Qualified Immunity and Statutory Interpretation, 37 Seattle University Law Review 939 (2014)

How to Permit Your Mammoth: Some Legal Implications of “De-Extinction,” 33 Stanford Journal of Environmental Law 1 (2014) (with Norman Carlin & Tamara Zakim)

Drug Testing Welfare Recipients as a Constitutional Condition, Note, 65 Stanford Law Review 1153 (2013)

Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 522Constitutional Law
LAW 609Administrative Law
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 691Seminar
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 522Constitutional Law
LAW 609Administrative Law
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 609Administrative Law
LAW 691Seminar
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 522Constitutional Law
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 609Administrative Law
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 522Constitutional Law I
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 609Administrative Law