Biography

Robert Schapiro


Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae
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Areas of Expertise
Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure

Biography

Robert Schapiro was named Dean of Emory Law School effective July 1, 2012, after serving as Interim Dean for the previous academic year and as a member of the faculty since 1995.  Dean Schapiro was previously associate vice provost for academic affairs for Emory University and co-director of Emory Law’s Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance.  He served as Emory Law’s associate dean of faculty (2006 to 2008) and as associate faculty director for Emory’s Halle Institute for Global Learning (2008 to 2010).

Dean Schapiro received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009, the Ben F. Johnson Faculty Excellence Award in 2004, the Most Outstanding Professor Award (as voted on by Emory Law’s graduating class) for the 2000-2001 academic year and the Professor of the Year Award from the Black Law Students Association in 2001.

Previous Experience:  Robert Schapiro served as a clerk for Judge Pierre N. Leval, then of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. He worked with the law firm of Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C., where he practiced general and appellate litigation.  Prior, he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal

Research and Scholarship: Professor Schapiro taught for two years at Duke Law School before coming to Emory. Currently, he teaches federal courts, constitutional law and civil procedure. 

Select Publications: Polyphonic Federalism:  Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights (University of Chicago Press, 2009); Monophonic Preemption, Northwestern Law Review (2008); Federalism as Intersystemic Governance: Legitimacy in a Post-Westphalian World, Emory Law Journal (2007); Justice Stevens’ Theory of Interactive Federalism, Fordham Law Review (2006); Toward a Theory of Interactive Federalism, Iowa Law Review (2005); Interjurisdictional Enforcement of Rights in a Post-Erie World, William & Mary Law Review (2005); (with William Buzbee) Unidimensional Federalism: Power and Perspective in Commerce Clause Adjudication, Cornell Law Review (2003); (with William Buzbee) Legislative Record Review, Stanford Law Review (2001); Judicial Deference and Interpretive Coordinacy in State and Federal Constitutional Law, Cornell Law Review (2000); Polyphonic Federalism: State Constitutions in the Federal Courts, California Law Review (1999).

Education: BA, 1984, JD, 1990, Yale University; MA, Stanford University, 1986.

Publications
 
Toward a Theory of Interactive Federalism
Iowa Law Review, Vol. 91, 2006

 
Consequences of Human Rights Foundationalism, The
54 Emory L.J. 171 (2005)

 
Interjurisdictional Enforcement of Rights in a Post-Erie World
46 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1399 (2004-2005)

 
Unidimensional Federalism: Power and Perspective in Commerce Clause Adjudication
Robert A. Schapiro and William W. Buzbee Cornell Law Review, Vol. 88, July 2003

 
Unidimensional Federalism: Power and Perspective in Commerce Clause Adjudication
Schapiro, Robert A.; Buzbee, William W. 2002

 
Article II as Interpretive Theory: Bush v. Gore and the Retreat from Erie
34 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 89 (2002-2003)

 
Legislative Record Review
William W. Buzbee and Robert A. Schapiro Stanford Law Review, Vol. 54, October 2001

 
Conceptions and Misconceptions of State Constitutional Law in Bush v. Gore
29 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 661 (2001-2002)

 
Legislative Record Review
Buzbee, William W.; Schapiro, Robert A. 54 Stan. L. Rev. 87 (2001-2002)

 
Judicial Deference and Interpretive Coordinacy in State and Federal Constitutional Law
85 Cornell L. Rev. 656 (1999-2000)

 
Must Joe Robinson Die: Reflections on the Success of Court Packing
16 Const. Comment. 561 (1999)

 
Polyphonic Federalism: State Constitutions in the Federal Courts
87 Cal L. Rev. 1409 (1999)

 
Impeachment and Accountability: The Case of the First Lady
Broyde, Michael J.; Schapiro, Robert A. 15 Const. Commment. 479 (1998)

 
Identity and Interpretation in State Constitutional Law
84 Va. L. Rev. 389 (1998)

 
Contingency and Universalism in State Separation of Powers Discourse
4 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 79 (1998-1999)

 
Balancing, Justice, and the Eleventh Amendment: Justice Stevens' Theory of State Sovereign Immunity
27 Rutgers L.J. 563 (1995-1996)

 
Legislative Injunction: A Remedy for Unconstitutional Legislative Inaction, The
99 Yale L.J. 231 (1989-1990)

 
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