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Christopher Green

Professor Green joined the faculty in 2006. He practiced law with Phelps Dunbar in Jackson, Miss., specializing in appellate litigation, and clerked for Judge Rhesa H. Barksdale of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Professor Green teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Property, Real Estate Transactions and Commercial Paper.

Professor Green has published Equal Citizenship, Civil Rights, and the Constitution: The Original Sense of the Privileges or Immunities Clause (Routledge 2015), and was the chief co-editor on the second edition of Gaylord, Green, & Strang, Federal Constitutional Law, volume 5: The Fourteenth Amendment (Carolina 2017).

His published articles include “This Constitution”: Constitutional Indexicals as a Basis for Textualist Semi-Originalism, 84 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1607 (2009); Reverse Broken Windows, 65 J. Leg. Educ. 265 (2015); Loyal Denominatorism and the Fourteenth Amendment: Normative Defense and Implications, Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol’y (forthcoming 2017); Duly Convicted: The Thirteenth Amendment as Procedural Due Process, 15 Geo. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 73 (2017); Clarity and Reasonable Doubt in Early State-Constitutional Judicial Review, 57 S. Tex. L. Rev. 169 (2015); Incorporation, Total Incorporation, and Nothing But Incorporation?, 24 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 93 (2015); Constitutional Theory and the Activismometer: How to Think About Indeterminacy, Restraint, Vagueness, Executive Review, and Precedent, 54 Santa Clara L. Rev. 403 (2014); The Original Sense of the (Equal) Protection Clause: Subsequent Interpretation and Application, 19 Geo. Mason U. Civ. Rts. L.J. 219 (2009) (cited in McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742, 859 n.2 (2010) (Stevens, J., dissenting)); and The Original Sense of the (Equal) Protection Clause: Pre-Enactment History, 19 Geo. Mason U. Civ. Rts. L.J. 1 (2008); and Originalism and the Sense-Reference Distinction, 50 St. Louis U.L.J. 555 (2006). These articles are all available for download on SSRN.

His current research projects include the Fourteenth Amendment, the Article VI oath, the application of philosophy to constitutional theory, and the punishment of corporations.