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Evolving Doctrine Series

The series aims to provide social and historical context to 1L doctrinal courses and to give students a better understanding of the past and present impact of legal doctrine on society, with a focus on marginalized groups.

Faculty Bio

Stephen I. Vladeck, Charles Alan Wright Chair In Federal Courts, University of Texas School of Law

Stephen I. Vladeck holds the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law, and is a nationally recognized expert on the federal courts, constitutional law, national security law, and military justice. 

Vladeck is author of the New York Times bestselling book, "The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic." He has argued over a dozen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and various lower federal civilian and military courts; has testified before numerous congressional committees, Executive Branch agencies, and the Texas legislature; has served as an expert witness both in U.S. state and federal courts and in foreign tribunals; and has received numerous awards for his influential and widely cited legal scholarship, his prolific popular writing, his teaching, and his service to the legal profession.

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For more scholarship, visit Professor Vladeck's Google Scholar Profile page