Sanford Levinson

Visiting Professor of Law

(fall term)


Sanford Levinson is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School. He is also a Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Contact Information



Faculty Assistant


Anne Marie-Cooper

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Stanford Law School, 1973
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1969
B.A., Duke University, 1962

Courses Taught


  • American Constitutional Theory

Sanford Levinson is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School. He is also a Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He last visited the Yale Law School in 2011, when he taught first-year constitutional law. His major interest is American constitutional development, broadly understood, though his more recent writing has emphasized the importance of constitutional design and formal structures of governance that are in fact rarely, if ever, litigated (and, therefore, taught about in most law schools). He has written seven books, including Democracy and Dysfunction (2019 with Jack Balkin) and Fault Lines in the Constitution (2d ed., 2019 with Cynthia Levinson). Levinson has also written many articles, book reviews, or commentaries in professional and popular journals, as well as being a regular contributor to the popular blog Balkinization.