Justin Driver

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Faculty Profile: Justin Driver

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Justin Driver joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law in 2009. Driver received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master's degree in teaching from Duke University, and a master's degree in modern history from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. In 2004, he graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an Articles Editor and Book Reviews Chair of the Harvard Law Review. Driver served as a law clerk to Judge Merrick B. Garland, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.) and Justice Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions.

Driver's scholarly work has appeared in the following publications: California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Supreme Court Review, and Texas Law Review. In addition, his writing regularly appears in The New Republic, where he is a contributing editor.

Professional Activities


June 1, 2012

Presented "The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court" at the Junior Faculty Forum

Harvard Law School

May 10, 2012

Presented “The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court” at the Culp Colloquium

Duke Law School

April 27, 2012

Presented "Ignoble Specificities" as part of a panel at Constitutional Interpretation and Change: A Conference on Jack Balkin’s Living Originalism

Yale Law School

February 21, 2012

Presented "Recognizing Race"

Columbia Law School Faculty Colloquium