Philip Hamburger

Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 716
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212) 854-6001
Fax: (212) 854-7946

Assistant Info

Name: Shirley Yeh
Phone: (212) 854-2693
Course/Current Research:
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • History of Law
  • Religious Liberty


  • Yale Law School, J.D. 1982
  • Princeton University, B.A. 1979

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Detailed Biography:

    Philip Hamburger's scholarship focuses on constitutional law and its history.  His publications include Separation of Church and State (Harvard 2002); "Religious Liberty in Philadelphia," Emory Law Journal (2005); "The New Censorship:  Institutional Review Boards," Supreme Court Review (2004); "More is Less," Virginia Law Review (2004); "Law and Judicial Duty," George Washington Law Review (2003); "Liberality," Texas Law Review (2002); "Revolution and Judicial Review:  Chief Justice Holt's Opinion in City of London v. Wood," Columbia Law Review (1994).

    Before coming to Columbia, Hamburger was the John P. Wilson Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Director of the Bigelow Program and the Legal History Program.  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.  Earlier, he was an Associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal and Lewis in Philadelphia.