Professor Nowlin joined the faculty in the summer of 2000 after a year as a visiting professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville. At Princeton University, Nowlin was an Alpheus T. Mason Fellow in Public Law and a lecturer in Constitutional Interpretation. He also received an Earhart Foundation grant for graduate studies in political science and was selected for a Salvatori Fellowship by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. At the University of Texas, Nowlin was a Townes-Rice Scholar and an articles editor of the Texas International Law Journal. He was also selected for membership in the Chancellors Honor Society and is a member of Order of the Coif.
Professor Nowlin is the author of over thirty publications. His major research interests concern judicial power, constitutional structure, interpretive theory and human life issues.
Nowlin’s book chapters have appeared in That Eminent Tribunal: Judicial Supremacy and the Constitution (Princeton University Press, 2004), Liberalism at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Contemporary Liberal Political Theory and Its Critics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2nd Edition, 2003) and Ourselves and Our Posterity: Essays in Constitutional Originalism (Lexington Books, 2009).
Nowlin’s articles and book reviews have appeared in journals such as The Illinois Law Review, The Notre Dame Law Review, Vera Lex, The Mississippi Law Journal, The Connecticut Law Review, The Kentucky Law Journal, The Law and Politics Book Review, National Review, Touchstone, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society’s Practice Groups, and The World & I.
Professor Nowlin teaches constitutional law, jurisprudence, criminal procedure, criminal law and academic legal writing. Professor Nowlin has been selected twice as “Outstanding Law Professor” of the year–for the 2005-2006 and 2011-2012 academic years.