Gillian Metzger

Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law

Gillian Metzger

Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law

Gillian Metzger is the Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law, and federal courts.

Her recent publications include "1930s Redux: The Administrative State Under Siege," 131 Harv. L. Rev. 1; “The Constitutional Duty to Supervise,” 124 Yale Law Journal 1836, 2015; “Agencies, Polarization, and the States,” 115 Columbia Law Review 1739, 2015; “Administrative Constitutionalism,” 91 Texas Law Review 1897, 2013; “Foreword: Embracing Administrative Common Law,” 80 George Washington Law Review 1293, 2012; and “Gellhorn & Byse’s Administrative Law: Cases and Comments, 11th ed.” (as editor), (with Peter L. Strauss, Todd D. Rakoff, and Cynthia R. Farina), Foundation Press, 2011.

Metzger frequently files amicus briefs in major constitutional and administrative law challenges before the Supreme Court and other courts, including Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt in the October 2015 term. She served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1996
  • B. Phil., University of Oxford, 1990
  • B.A., Yale University, 1987
Areas of Expertise
  • Constitutional law
  • Administrative law
  • Federal courts
  • Federalism
  • Privatization

Selected Publications

  • The Supreme Court, 2016 Term--Foreword: 1930s Redux: The Administrative State Under Siege, 131 Harvard Law Review 1 (2017)
  • The Constitutional Duty to Supervise, 124 Yale Law Journal 1836, 2015
  • Agencies, Polarization, and the States, 115 Columbia Law Review 1739, 2015
  • Appointments, Innovation, and the Judicial-Political Divide, 64 Duke Law Journal 1607, 2015
  • Administrative Law, Public Administration, and the Administrative Conference, 83 George Washington Law Review 1517, 2015
  • Through the Looking Glass to a Shared Reflection: The Evolving Relationship between Administrative Law and Financial Regulation, 78 Law and Contemporary Problems 129, 2015
  • Delegation, Accommodation, and the Permeability of Constitutional and Ordinary Law, Oxford Handbook on the Constitutional Law of the Administrative State, 2015
  • Administrative Constitutionalism, 91 Texas Law Review 1897, 2013
  • The Presumption of Constitutionality and the Individual Mandate, (with Trevor Morrison), 81 Fordham Law Review 1715, 2013
  • To Tax, To Spend, To Regulate, 126 Harvard Law Review 83, 2012
  • Foreword: Embracing Administrative Common Law, 80 George Washington Law Review 1293, 2012
  • Federalism Under Obama, 53 William & Mary Law Review 567, 2011
  • Federalism and Federal Agency Reform, 111 Columbia Law Review 1, 2011
  • Ordinary Administrative Law as Constitutional Common Law, 110 Columbia Law Review 479, 2010
  • Congressional Authority, and Constitutional Default Rules in the Horizontal Federalism Context, Why the Local Matters: Federalism, Localism, and Public Interest Advocacy (Joint Publication of the Liman Public Interest program at Yale Law School and the National Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School), 2010
  • “The Interdependent Relationship Between Internal and External Separation of Powers,” 59 Emory Law Review 423, 2009

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