Professor Reva Siegel, Yale Law School
October 19, 2007
Reva Siegel is Deputy Dean and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law and Professor of American Studies at Yale University. Professor Siegel's writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality, and to analyze how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution. Her publications include Processes of Constitutional Decision-making (with Brest, Levinson, Balkin & Amar 2006) and Directions in Sexual Harassment Law (edited with Catharine A. MacKinnon 2004). She is currently co-editing a collection of essays by progressive legal scholars entitled the Constitution in 2020, and writing several articles examining the role of social movement conflict in guiding constitutional change, with special attention to questions of abortion. She received her B.A., M.Phil, and J.D. from Yale University, clerked for Judge Spottswood Robinson on the D.C. Circuit, and began teaching at the University of California, Berkeley. She is on the boards of the American Society for Legal History, the Law and History Review, and the National Constitution Center, and is active in the American Constitution Society both in the national organization and as faculty advisor of Yale's chapter.
Professor Wilson Huhn was the 2010 Regula Lecturer who made a presentation entitled "The Civil Rights Movement and the Constitution" as a part of the University Constitutional Day Program on September 15, 2010.