Professor of Law and Political Science
Neil S. Siegel is Professor of Law and Political Science and co-director of the Program in Public Law at Duke University School of Law. Professor Siegel’s scholarship examines the constitutional structure of American federalism; the constitutional principles governing claims of racial and sex inequality; and the dialectical relationship between constitutional politics and constitutional law. He teaches in the areas of U.S. constitutional law, constitutional theory, and federal courts.
Professor Siegel served as special counsel to Senator Joseph R. Biden during the confirmation hearings of John G. Roberts and Samuel A. Alito. During the October 2003 term, he clerked for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Supreme Court. He also served as Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as law clerk to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
In 1994, Professor Siegel received his B.A. (Economics and Political Science), summa cum laude, from Duke University. In 1995, he received his M.A. (Economics) from Duke University. He graduated in 2001 with joint degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his J.D. (first in class) from Berkeley Law and a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy. While at Berkeley Law, he served as the Senior Articles Editor of the California Law Review.