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 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.