The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law

By Michael C. Dorf, with Trevor W. Morrison

{Oxford University Press: forthcoming 2010}

Fall 2010

Professor Trevor W. Morrison ’98 recently collaborated with Cornell University Law School Professor Michael C. Dorf for a new book that provides a thorough overview of U.S. constitutional law. In The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law, the authors discuss judicial review, methods of interpretation, federalism, separation of powers, equal protection, and individual liberties. Throughout the book, they devote special attention to the issue of authority in constitutional decision-making, and they show how much of U.S. constitutional law can be understood as offering various answers to the question, “Who decides?” In doing so, they utilize numerous real-world examples and address a host of pressing constitutional issues, including campaign finance, gun control, affirmative action, same-sex marriage, and presidential power.

Morrison completed most of his work on the book just before taking leave to serve as associate counsel to President Barack Obama during 2009.