Center for the Constitution

Visiting Scholars Program

The Visiting Scholars Program provides junior faculty members from other law schools the opportunity to spend a semester at Georgetown Law. The Program is intended to assist mid-tenure and recently-tenured faculty members in expanding their body of scholarship and producing a major work of scholarship, preferably a book, while in residence at Georgetown. The Visiting Scholar works closely with the Center's scholars, attends faculty workshops, and participates in Professor Solum's Advanced Constitutional Law Colloquium and Professor Barnett's "Recent Books on the Constitution" seminar. 

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 Spring 2017 

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Tara Helfman
Visiting Scholar

(Professor, Syracuse Law School)

Professor Helfman graduated from Yale School in 2006, where she was the Yale Journal of International Law Young Scholar of the Year and the recipient of the Joseph Parker Prize for Legal History. An undergraduate alumna of Queens College (1999), she was one of the first two recipients of a British Marshall Scholarship from the City University of New York. She went on to pursue advanced degrees in intellectual history and legal theory from Cambridge University and University College London. 

Professor Helfman teaches Contracts, Constitutional Law I, Law of the Sea, and International Law. Her primary research interests are public international law and legal history. She is the coauthor with Edgar McManus of the two-volume Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States (Routledge: 2014). Before joining the College of Law, Professor Helfman was an associate at the New York office of Debevoise and Plimpton, LLP, in the International Dispute Resolution and Securities & White Collar Crime Practice Group. Her practice informs and enriches her teaching. 


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Christina Mulligan
Visiting Scholar

(Professor, Brooklyn Law School)

Professor Mulligan teaches courses in Internet law and intellectual property. Her scholarship addresses intellectual property, property and the relationship between law and technology, and her research seeks to better adapt intellectual property law for the digital age. Professor Mulligan joined the faculty from University of Georgia Law, where she taught from 2013-2014. Previously, she served as a post-doctoral associate and lecturer in law fro the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her scholarship has been published in a variety of journals and law reviews, including the Tennessee Law Review and the SMU Law Review

 Professor Mulligan earned her bachelor's degree cum laude and her law degree cum laude from Harvard University, where she served as a production and article editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Before entering academic, she served as staff attorney at the Institute for Justice and as a law clerk for Judge Charles F. Lettow of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. 

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