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DLA Piper Professor of LawMichael I. Meyerson
Director, Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1115

Administrative Assistant: Gloria Joy
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 518


J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1979
B.A., Hampshire College, 1976

Curriculum Vitae

Read a Q&A with Meyerson in the Baltimore Sun about his new book Endowed by Our Creator.

Areas of Expertise

American Legal History
Constitutional Law
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Speech

Meyerson joined the faculty in 1985 after serving three years as an instructor at Brooklyn Law School. His professional experience includes three years as a consumer affairs attorney for the New York State Consumer Protection Board. Meyerson's most recent book is Endowed By Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America (Yale University Press 2012). He has written three other books and published numerous articles on constitutional law, contracts law, and the First Amendment, some of which have appeared in the Stanford Journal of International Law, Indiana Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Miami Law Review, and Harvard Journal of law & Technology. He is a member of the New York Bar.

Selected Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America, Yale University Press (2012)

Liberty's Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote The Federalist Papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the the World , Basic Books (2008).

Political Numeracy: Mathematical Perspectives on Our Chaotic Constitution. (W.W.Norton, 2002)

Cable Television and Other Nonbroadcast Media (1990 and annual supplements)(Co-Author with D. Brenner & M. Price)

Articles and Essays

The Original Meaning of "God": Using the Language of the Framing Generation to Create a Coherent Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, 98 Marq. L. Rev. 1035 (2015).

Law School Culture and the Lost Art of Collaboration: Why Don't Law Professors Play Well With Others?, 93 Neb. L. Rev. 547 (2014)

The Irrational Supreme Court, 84 Neb. L. Rev. 895 (2005)

Mathematics and the Legal Imagination, 19 Const. Commentary 477 (2002)

The Neglected History of the Prior Restraint Doctrine: Rediscovering the Link between the First Amendment and the Separation of Powers, 34 Ind. L. Rev. 295 (2001)

Ideas of the Marketplace: A Guide to The 1996 Telecommunications Act, 49 Fed.Com. L. J. 252 (1997)

Authors, Editors and Uncommon Carriers: Identifying the 'Speaker' Within the New Media, 71 Notre Dame L. Rev. 79 (1995)

Virtual Constitutions: The Creation of Rules for Governing Private Networks, 8 Harv. J. L. & Tech. 129 (1994)

The Reunification of Contract: The Objective Theory of Consumer Form Contracts, 47 U. Miami L. Rev. 1263 (1993)

This Gun for Hire: Dancing in the Dark of the First Amendment, Wash. & Lee L.Rev. 267 (1990)

The Efficient Consumer Form Contract: Law and Economics Meet the Real World, 24 Ga. L.Rev. 1(1990)

Articles on Social Science Research Network