Andrew
Coan
Professor of Law; Associate Director, William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government
Office Number: 
232
Office Phone: 
5206215607

Biographical Information

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.

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