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Henry Monaghan

Professor of Law

Henry Monaghan

Professor of Law

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1986

Medal for Excellence (Columbia Law School) 2010

Tenth Annual Scarpa Conference Honoree 2015

Co-recipient of first Daniel J. Meltzer Federal Courts Award 2017

Marquis, Who’s Who in America 2019


LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1960

LL.B., Yale Law School, 1958

B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1955

A.A., Holyoke Junior College, 1953

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional law

Federal jurisdiction

Federal courts

First Amendment



— "Jurisdiction Stripping Circa 2020: What The Dialogue (Still) Has to Teach Us," 69 Duke Law Journal 1, 2019.
— "Supremacy Clause Textualism,” 110 Columbia Law Review, April 2010.
— “Supranational Judicial Review,” 107 Columbia Law Review 833, 2007.
— “John Hart Ely,” special issue, Yale Law School, 2004.
— "John Hart Ely, Jr.: Requiem,” 58 Miami Law Review 979, 2004.
— “John Hart Ely, Jr.: The Harvard Years," 117 Harvard Law Review 1748, 2004.
— "Doing Originalism," 104 Columbia Law Review 32, 2004.
— "Supreme Court Review of State Court Determinations of State Law in Constitutional Cases," 103 Columbia Law Review 1919, 2003.
— "A Legal Giant Is Dead," 100 Columbia Law Review 1370, 2000.
— "Antisuit Injunctions and Preclusion Against Absent Nonresident Class Members," 98 Columbia Law Review 1148, 1998.
— "Comments on Campaign Finance Reform,” 6 Brooklyn J. of L. Pol. 129, 1997.
— “The Sovereign Immunity Exception,” 110 Harvard Law Review 102, 1996.
— "We the People[s], Original Understanding and Constitutional Amendment," 96 Columbia Law Review 121, 1995.
— "The Age of Statutory Fundamental Rights," XIV The Torqueville Review 139, 1993.
— "The Protective Power of the Presidency," 93 Columbia Law Review 1, 1993.
— "Federal Statutory Review Under Section 1983 and the APA," 91 Columbia Law Review 233, 1990.

Advanced Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers
Advanced Constitutional Law: Special Topics in Federal Courts
Conflict of Laws
Federal Courts