Andrew Coan

Professor of Law; Associate Director, William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government

Andrew Coan is a Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and related subjects. His scholarly interests include constitutional law, institutional choice, and legal theory. A central goal of his scholarship is to ground normative theory firmly in the empirical realities of American legal and political practice. He is currently at work on a book exploring how the limits of judicial capacity shape Supreme Court decision-making, under contract with Harvard University Press.

Professor Coan received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated first in his class, and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He then clerked for Judge Richard Posner and returned to Stanford Law School as the inaugural James C. Gaither Fellow. He joined the Wisconsin law faculty in 2008 and the James E. Rogers College of Law in 2014. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • Difficulty of Amendment and Interpretive Choice, 1 J. Institutional Stud. ___ (forthcoming 2016) (co-author, with Anuj Desai).
  • Implementing Enumeration, ___ Wm. & Mary L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2016).
  • Judicial Capacity and Executive Power, ___ Va. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2016) (co-author, with Nicholas Bullard).
  • Judicial Capacity and the Substance of Constitutional Law, 122 Yale L.J. 422 (2012).
  • The Irrelevance of Writtenness in Constitutional Interpretation, 157 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1025 (2010).
  • Complete List of Publications

Education

  • J.D. Stanford Law School
    2005
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
    2000

Work Experience

  • Professor of Law
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2014 - present
  • Associate Director
    William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government
    2014 - present
  • Associate Professor of Law
    University of Wisconsin Law School
    2013 - 2014
  • Assistant Professor of Law
    University of Wisconsin Law School
    2008 - 2013
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
    University of Michigan Law School
    2009 - 2010
  • James C. Gaither Fellow & Lecturer in Law
    Stanford Law School
    Fall 2006 - Summer 2008
  • Law Clerk
    Honorable Richard A. Posner, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    2005 - 2006