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Mark V. Tushnet

Professor Emeritus

B.A., Harvard; M.A., J.D., Yale

After receiving his J.D. from Yale, Professor Tushnet served as a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall from 1972-73. He then was a...

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After receiving his J.D. from Yale, Professor Tushnet served as a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall from 1972-73. He then was a member of the law faculty of the University of Wisconsin at Madison until joining the Law Center faculty in 1981. He is co-author of three casebooks, Federal Courts in the 21st Century: Policy and Practice; Constitutional Law: Cases and Commentary; and co-author with Vicki Jackson of a coursebook on Comparative Constitutional Law. His other recent writings include The NAACP's Legal Strategy Against Segregated Education 1925-1950, which received the Littleton Griswold Award of the American Historical Association; Red, White and Blue: A Critical Analysis of Constitutional Law; Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961; Making Constitutional Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1961-1991; and Taking the Constitution Away from the Courts. He was the secretary of the Conference on Critical Legal Studies from 1976-85, and is President of the Association of American Law Schools for 2004.

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