William P. Marshall

Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina

William Marshall is the Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina. He teaches courses on civil procedure, constitutional law, election law, First Amendment, federal courts, freedom of religion, the law of the presidency and media law. In 2012, Marshall was appointed to the ACS board of directors.

Marshall was Deputy White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President during the Clinton Administration. He has also served as the Solicitor General of the State of Ohio, and as Special Assistant Attorney General in Minnesota. He has been a guest professor at Boston University, George Washington University, Case Western University, Northwestern University, DePaul University, University of Connecticut and the College of William and Mary.

Marshall is the author of “Cases And Materials On Federal Courts.” His published articles include: Actually We Should Wait: Evaluating the Obama Administration's Commitment to Unilateral Executive-Branch Action; Bad Statutes Make Bad Law: Hobby Lobby v. Burwell; Abstention, Separation of Powers, and Recasting the Meaning of Judicial Restraint; The Constitutionality of Campaign Finance Regulation: Should Differences in a State's Political History and Culture Matter?; and National Healthcare and American Constitutional Culture.

Marshall received his J.D. from the University of Chicago, and his B.A. in history and religious thought from the University of Pennsylvania.



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September 23, 2015


ACS 2016 Student Convention

September 15, 2015



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