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Christopher Green

Professor of Law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair in Law and Government

Christopher Green, Professor of Law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair in Law and Government, has taught at the University of Mississippi since 2006.

He is the author of Equal Citizenship, Civil Rights, and the Constitution: The Original Sense of the Privileges or Immunities Clause (Routledge 2015),and the co-author with Scott Gaylord and Lee Strang of the six-volume Federal Constitutional Law textbook series, serving as the chief author of the volumes on the Fourteenth Amendment and on executive power.

Green’s publications cover all aspects of Fourteenth Amendment history, including the legitimacy of Reconstruction, the Privileges or Immunities Clause as a requirement of equal civil rights, the Equal Protection Clause as an entitlement to protection from violence, and the Due Process Clause as a guarantee for the rule of law. His articles on constitutional theory have given particular attention to distinctions from philosophy such as the sense-reference distinction, stakes-sensitive epistemology, the semantic conception of truth, indexicals, and the ethics of oath-taking.

He has been a visiting professor at the University of San Diego and the James Madison Program at Princeton University and is an Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism. Green practiced appellate litigation at Phelps Dunbar in Jackson, Mississippi, after clerking for Judge Rhesa H. Barskdale of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has an AB from Princeton University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His papers are available at ssrn.com/author=473949


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Princeton University

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