Stephen I. Vladeck

Supreme Court Fellow
Stephen I. Vladeck

Stephen I. Vladeck is The Constitution Project’s Supreme Court Fellow and is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where his teaching and research focus on constitutional law, federal courts, and national security law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, Stephen has participated either as co-counsel or as counsel for different amici curiae in a host of lawsuits challenging the U.S. government’s surveillance and detention of terrorism suspects. In addition to statements that he has prepared on behalf of The Constitution Project, Stephen has also has drafted reports on related topics for the First Amendment Center, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and a host of other groups. Stephen is the chair of the Section on National Security Law of the Association of American Law School, and is a senior editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of National Security Law and Policy. Stephen graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where he was Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and received the Potter Stewart Prize for Best Team Performance in Moot Court and the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize for Outstanding Moot Court Oralist. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He earned a B.A. summa cum laude with Highest Distinction in History and Mathematics from Amherst College in 2001.


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