Philip A. Hamburger

Prof. Philip A. Hamburger

Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Philip Hamburger is the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Before coming to Columbia, he was the John P. Wilson Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Earlier, he was the Oswald Symyster Colclough Research Professor at George Washington University Law School and a Professor at the University of Connecticut Law School. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia Law School and at Northwestern Law School, where he was the Jack N. Pritzker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. Prior to his academic career, he practiced law in business and in corporate tax.

He writes on constitutional law and its history—with particular emphasis on religious liberty, freedom of speech and the press, judicial office, administrative power, and unconstitutional conditions. He also studies Anglican, Baptist, and Quaker history, early secularism, and the Ku Klux Klan.

His books are Separation of Church and State (Harvard 2002), Law and Judicial Duty (Harvard 2008), Is Administrative Law Unlawful? (Chicago 2014), The Administrative Threat (Encounter 2017), and Liberal Suppression: Section 501(c)(3) and the Taxation of Speech (forthcoming Chicago 2018). His recent articles include: “Chevron Bias,” George Washington Law Review (2016).

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he has served on the board of directors of the American Society for Legal History. He has twice received the Sutherland Prize for the most significant contribution to English legal history, and has been awarded the Henry Paolucci - Walter Bagehot Book Award, the Hayek Book Prize, and the Bradley Prize.

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