Jessica Bulman-Pozen is the Betts Professor of Law and a director of the Center for Constitutional Governance at Columbia Law School. An expert on administrative law and constitutional law, she has written extensively about federalism, including “Federalism as a Safeguard of the Separation of Powers,” “Partisan Federalism,” “Executive Federalism Comes to America,” and “Administrative States: Beyond Presidential Administration.” In 2015, the graduating class honored her with the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Before joining the Columbia faculty, Bulman-Pozen served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel and as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Publications available on SSRN
- State Constitutional Rights and Democratic Proportionality, 123 Columbia Law Review 1855, 2023 (with Miriam Seifter)
- The Right to Amend State Constitutions, 133 Yale Law Journal Forum 191, 2023 (with Miriam Seifter)
- Federalism and Equal Citizenship: The Constitutional Case for D.C. Statehood, 110 Georgetown Law Journal 1229, 2022 (with Olatunde C.A. Johnson)
- “The Democracy Principle in State Constitutions,” 119 Michigan Law Review 859, 2021 (with Miriam Seifter)
- “Administrative States: Beyond Presidential Administration,” 98 Texas Law Review 265, 2019
- “Preemption and Commandeering Without Congress,” 70 Stanford Law Review 2029, 2018
- “Our Regionalism,” 166 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 377, 2018
- “The President and the States: Patterns of Contestation and Collaboration Under Obama,” 46 Publius 308, 2016 (with Gillian E. Metzger)
- “Executive Federalism Comes to America,” 102 Virginia Law Review 953, 2016
- “Uncivil Obedience,” 115 Columbia Law Review 809, 2015 (with David E. Pozen)
- “From Sovereignty and Process to Administration and Politics: The Afterlife of American Federalism,” 123 Yale Law Journal 1920, 2014
- “Partisan Federalism,” 127 Harvard Law Review 1077, 2014
- “Federalism as a Safeguard of the Separation of Powers,” 112 Columbia Law Review 459, 2012
- “Uncooperative Federalism,” 118 Yale Law Journal 1256, 2009 (with Heather K. Gerken)
News and Media
- Brennan Center, Fair-Weather Federalism: Strategic Uses of the 10th Amendment
- Lawfare, State Constitutions as a Defense Against Election Subversion
- National Constitution Center, Does the Presidency Need Reform?
- Strict Scrutiny, Please Pay Attention to State Courts and Constitutions
- Columbia Law School Students Choose Jessica Bulman-Pozen as 2015 Professor of the Year