H. Jefferson Powell


  • The Conflicted Assumptions of Modern Constitutional Law, 5 Journal of Law, Philosophy & Culture (forthcoming)
  • The Constitution and the Commander in Chief (forthcoming)


  • Legal Affinities: Explorations in the Legal Form of Thought (Carolina Academic Press, 2013) (editor with Patrick McKinley Brenann & Jack L. Sammons)
  • Law and Democracy in the Empire of Force (University of Michigan Press, 2009) (editor with James B. White)
  • No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment (Stanford University Press, 2009) (with David L. Lange)
  • William Rawle, A View of the Constitution of the United States of America  (original ed. 1825, 2d ed. 1829) (H. Jefferson Powell ed., Carolina Academic Press 2009)
  • Constitutional Conscience: The Moral Dimension of Judicial Decision (University of Chicago Press, 2008)
  • A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics (University of Chicago Press 2002, rev. ed. 2005)
  • The President's Authority Over Foreign Affairs: An Essay in Constitutional Interpretation (Carolina Academic Press, 2002)
  • William Howard Taft, Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers  (original ed. 1916) (H. Jefferson Powell ed., Carolina Academic Press 2002)
  • The Constitution and the Attorneys General (Carolina Academic Press, 1999)
  • The Moral Tradition of American Constitutionalism: A Theological Interpretation (Duke University Press, 1993)
  • Languages of Power: A Source Book of Early American Constitutional History (1991).

Articles and Essays


  • The Contracts Experience, (DVD course materials, 2002) (with John Weistart & Girardeau A. Spann).