Mark Tushnet

Prof. Mark Tushnet

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Professor Tushnet, who graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, specializes in constitutional law and theory, including comparative constitutional law. His research includes studies examining (skeptically) the practice of judicial review in the United States and around the world. He also writes in the area of legal and particularly constitutional history, with works on the development of civil rights law in the United States and (currently) a long-term project on the history of the Supreme Court in the 1930s. This fall he is organizing a conference on American constitutional development and another that features a conversation among several current and former judges on the world's constitutional courts.



  • Harvard College B.A. 1967
  • Yale University M.A. 1971, History
  • Yale Law School J.D. 1971
2012 National Lawyers Convention
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2012 National Lawyers Convention

The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court

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2010 National Lawyers Convention
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2010 National Lawyers Convention

Controlling Government: The Framers, the Tea Parties and the Constitution

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