Professor Gornstein is the Executive Director of the Supreme Court Institute and a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law Center. He previously worked at O’Melveny & Myers in the firm’s appellate practice, specializing in Supreme Court litigation. He was also a Lecturer at the Harvard Law School Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Before that, Professor Gornstein worked in the Department of Justice, first in the Appellate Section of the Civil Rights Division and then at the Solicitor General’s Office. Professor Gornstein has argued 38 cases in the Supreme Court and more than 30 cases in the courts of appeals. He has been recognized as one of the leading appellate lawyers in Chambers USA.
"Associate Justice Elena Kagan, after decade on bench, emerges as Supreme Court 'bridge builder'," coverage by USA Today, August 4, 2020, featuring Professor from Practice Irv Gornstein.
"Coronavirus delays put some Supreme Court cases in limbo," coverage by Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2020, quoting Professor Irv Gornstein.
"Chief Justice Roberts presided impartially, yet left questions whether Trump’s trial was a fair one," coverage in the Los Angeles Times, February 5, 2020, featuring Irv Gornstein, Professor from Practice.
"Educators Keep Watch as High Court Hears Gun Case," coverage by Education Week, December 10, 2019, quoting Professor from Practice Irving L. Gornstein, executive director, Supreme Court Institute.