Stephen Griffin

Visiting Professor of Law

(fall term)


Stephen Griffin is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He also is the W.R. Irby Chair and Rutledge C. Clement Professor in Constitutional Law at Tulane Law School. Griffin specializes in constitutional theory and history. 

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Contact Information



Faculty Assistant


Anne Marie-Cooper

Education & Curriculum Vitae


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1986
J.D., University of Kansas, 1983
B.G.S., University of Kansas, 1979

Courses Taught


  • American Constitutional Theory

Stephen Griffin is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He also is the W.R. Irby Chair and Rutledge C. Clement Professor in Constitutional Law at Tulane Law School. Griffin specializes in constitutional theory and history. His work emphasizes understanding American constitutional law from an interdisciplinary, historical point of view, which is theoretically informed. His writing, which includes three books and more than 40 articles, book chapters, and reviews on constitutional law and theory, has been cited in political science and history journals as well as law reviews.

He was Tulane Law School’s Vice Dean of Academic Affairs in 2001–04 and 2006–09 and Interim Dean in 2009–10. Before being hired at Tulane, he was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago and research instructor in law at New York University.