Professor Arlyck teaches civil procedure, federal courts, and legal history. His scholarship investigates the federal courts’ early history, with a particular focus on their involvement in national governance between ratification of the Constitution and the Civil War. His scholarship has been or will be published in Law and History Review, Columbia Law Review, NYU Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, and Brigham Young University Law Review. He is currently working on a book exploring the important role the federal courts played in early U.S. foreign relations.

Before coming to Georgetown, Professor Arlyck received a J.D. and Ph.D. in history from New York University, and he clerked for the Hon. Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court of the United States and the Hon. Robert Katzmann on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also held academic fellowships at Columbia Law and NYU School of Law, and spent several years in private practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York.


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Kevin Arlyck, The Executive Branch and the Origins of Judicial Independence, 1 J. Am. Const. Hist. (forthcoming).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Kevin Arlyck, Delegation, Administration, and Improvisation, 97 Notre Dame L. Rev. 243-313 (2021).
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Kevin Arlyck, The Founders’ Forfeiture, 119 Colum. L. Rev. 1449-1518 (2019).
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Kevin Arlyck, The Closing of the Constitution, 37 Law & Hist. Rev. 861-866 (2019) (reviewing Jonathan Gienapp, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era (2018)).
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U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Professors of History and Constitutional Law as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners, CFPB v. Cmty. Fin. Servs. Ass’n Am., Ltd., No. 22-448 (U.S. May 15, 2023). [WWW]