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Justin Weinstein-Tull

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Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography: 

Professor Weinstein-Tull studies structural constitutional law, state and local governments, and election law. His scholarship reconstructs foundational theories of public law to better account for the on-the-ground complexities of contemporary governmental institutions and day-to-day human experiences of the law. In the context of federalism, Weinstein-Tull has written about the ways that state and local governments can both frustrate and strengthen federal power, including federal civil rights laws and the right to vote. He has similarly studied some of our smallest local courts, including traffic courts, to better understand how we actually experience the administration of justice in our daily lives. Weinstein-Tull has published articles in the Columbia Law Review, the Chicago Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and others. In 2019, he was appointed to the board of the Judicial College of Arizona by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court.

Before joining ASU, Weinstein-Tull was a Thomas C. Grey Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. He previously worked as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, where he litigated voting rights cases against states and local governments and was part of the team that defended the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder. He was a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sidney Thomas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated from Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School and earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

At ASU, Weinstein-Tull teaches Constitutional Law, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Federalism.

Education: 
  • J.D. Yale Law School 2008
  • Master's degree. Public Policy, Harvard University
  • Master's degree. Political Theory, Stanford University
  • Bachelor's degree. Cognitive Science, Stanford University
Publications: 

Traffic Courts (work-in-progress)

The Experience of Structure (work-in-progress)

Federal Election Administration Laws, in The Oxford Handbook of American Election Law (forthcoming 2023)

Pandemic Governance, 63 B.C. Law Review (forthcoming 2022) (with Yanbai Andrea Wang)

Constructing the Right to Vote, 96 N.Y.U. Law Review 1127 (2021) (with Joshua Sellers)

The Structures of Local Courts, 106 Virginia Law Review 1031 (2020)

State Bureaucratic Undermining, 85 U. Chicago Law Review 1083 (2018)

Abdication and Federalism, 117 Columbia Law Review 839 (2017)

Election Law Federalism, 114 Michigan Law Review 747 (2016)

A Localist Critique of Shelby County v. Holder, 11 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties 291 (2015)

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 522Constitutional Law
LAW 623Fourteenth Amendment
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 522Constitutional Law
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 522Constitutional Law
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 691Seminar
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