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Justin Weinstein-Tull

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Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography: 

Justin Weinstein-Tull studies structural constitutional law, state and local courts and governments, and election law. Increasing federal reliance on states as administrators both encourages tailoring to local tastes and needs but also activates state and local bureaucracies that frustrate federal law and reinforce inequality. Weinstein-Tull's research illustrates these costs of decentralization by offering accounts of how rights fare—and fail—inside of state and local government.

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. He was also 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: 

The Experience of Structure (work-in-progress)

Voting Under Federal Statutes, in The Oxford Handbook of American Election Law (work-in-progress)

Pandemic Governance (work-in-progress) (with Yanbai Andrea Wang)

Constructing the Right to Vote, 96 N.Y.U. Law Review (forthcoming 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)

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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