Neil S. Siegel

David W. Ichel Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Duke Law School

Neil Siegel is the David W. Ichel Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Duke University School of Law and Director of the school’s D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy. Siegel is a member of the ACS Board of Academic Advisors.

Siegel has been active with ACS for more than a decade, including as a speaker at its National Convention and chapter events. He serves on the organization’s Board of Academic Advisors and as the faculty Advisor for its Student Chapter at Duke University School of Law.

Siegel researches and teaches in the areas of U.S. constitutional law, constitutional politics, and constitutional theory, and has published work in law reviews and journals across the country. Additionally, he served as special counsel to U.S. Senator Christopher Coons during the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Justice Brett Kavanaugh and advised the Senator during Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing the prior year.

Siegel clerked for both Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and was a Bristow Fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice, under Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from Duke University and holds a J.D. and Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.



Duke University School of Law

February 6, 2023



2018-2019 ACS Supreme Court Review

September 24, 2019


ACS 2016 Student Convention

September 15, 2015


2013 Convention Videos

June 14, 2013


CLE Credit

May 17, 2013



Student Chapter of the Week

March 31, 2011


ACS Member News: November 2022

December 1, 2022


ACS Member News: October 2022

October 31, 2022


ACS Member News: September 2022

October 5, 2022


ACS Member News: August 2022

August 8, 2022


InBrief Blog

Impeachment Resources from the ACS Network

February 6, 2020




January 14, 2020


InBrief Blog

Reforming the Supreme Court: ACS Resources

October 16, 2019


ExpertForum Blog

In Defense of Court Expansion

Aaron Belkin April 2, 2019



National Convention Speakers

March 26, 2019



Lawyer Chapters in Action

April 5, 2018


2014-2015 Student Chapter of the Week

September 23, 2015