Gillian E. Metzger

Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law

Office: 435 West 116th Street
JGH 935, Box C-11
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-2667
Fax: 212-854-7946

Assistant Info

Name: Natalia Chavez
Phone: 212-854-8118
Areas of Expertise:
  • Constitutional law
  • Administrative law
  • Federalism
  • Privatization
  • Institutional Reform


  • B.A., Yale, 1987
  • B. Phil., Oxford, 1990 (philosophy)
  • J.D., Columbia, 1996

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Detailed Biography:

Professor Gillian Metzger writes and teaches in the areas of administrative and constitutional law, with a specialization in federalism. Her publications include: with Peter L. Strauss, Todd D. Rakoff, and Cynthia R. Farina, Gellhorn and Byse's Administrative Law: Cases and Comments (Foundation Press; joined as editor 2007); Ordinary Administrative Law as Constitutional Common Law, 110 Colum. L. Rev. 479 (2010); Administrative Law as the New Federalism, 57 Duke L. J. 2023 (2008); Congress, Article IV, and Interstate Relations, 120 Harv. L. Rev. 1468 (2007),; Abortion, Equality, and Administrative Regulation, 56 Emory L.J. 865 (2007); Facial Challenges and Federalism, 105 Colum. L. Rev. 873 (2005), and Privatization As Delegation, 103 Colum. L. Rev. 1367 (2003). Professor Metzger joined the Columbia faculty in 2001, she was named the Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law on oct. 1, 2011. Prior to coming to Columbia, Professor Metzger served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.