Assistant Professor of Law, University of Texas at Austin
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2004
M.A., Oxford University, 2000
M.A., Duke University, 1998
B.A., Brown University, 1997
Justin Driver will teach Constitutional Law in the spring at the Law School. Driver is a visiting professor who joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law in 2009. He received an undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master's degree in teaching from Duke University, and a master's degree in modern history from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. In 2004, he graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an articles editor and book reviews chair of the Harvard Law Review. Driver served as a law clerk to Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer. His principal research interests include constitutional law and the intersection of race with legal institutions.
Driver's scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, Supreme Court Review and the Texas Law Review. In addition, his writing regularly appears in The New Republic, where he is a contributing editor.
"The Constitutional Conservatism of the Warren Court," 100 California Law Review 1101 (2012).
"The Significance of the Frontier in American Constitutional Law," 2011 Supreme Court Review 345 (2012).
"Recognizing Race," 112 Columbia Law Review 404 (2012).
"Judicial Inconsistency as Virtue: The Case of Justice Stevens" [Symposium: The Finest Legal Mind: A Symposium in Celebration of Justice John Paul Stevens], 99 Georgetown Law Journal 1263 (2011).
"Rethinking the Interest-Convergence Thesis," 105 Northwestern University Law Review 149 (2011).
"The Consensus Constitution," 89 Texas Law Review 755 (2011).
"Obama's Law," New Republic, June 30, 2011, at 10.
"Why the High Court is Ready for Gay Marriage," Washington Post, June 26, 2011, at B1.
"It's Alive," New Republic, July 8, 2010, at 10.
"The Stevens Myth," New Republic, April 29, 2010, at 19.
"Rules, the New Standards: Partisan Gerrymandering and Judicial Manageability After Vieth v. Jubelirer" [Symposium: Law and Democracy: A Symposium on the Law Governing Our Democratic Process], 73 George Washington Law Review 1166 (2005).
"Underenfranchisement: Black Voters and the Presidential Nomination Process," 117 Harvard Law Review 2318 (2004)
"The Mirth of a Nation: Black Comedy's Reactionary Hipness," New Republic, June 11, 2001, at 29.
"Sports Nut: The Soles of Black Folk," Slate, April 27, 2001.
"Ignoble Specificities," New Republic, April 5, 2012 at 32 (reviewing Living Originalism, by Jack M. Balkin).
"Robust and Wide-Open," New Republic, February 17, 2011, at 36 (reviewing Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion, by Seth Stern & Stephen Wermiel).
"Why Law Should Lead," New Republic, April 8, 2010, at 28 (reviewing The Will of the People: How Public Opinion has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution, by Barry Friedman). [Reprinted in 2011 Green Bag Alamanac and Reader 375.]
"The Lawyer's Revolution," New Republic, March 13, 2006, at 38 (reviewing A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights, by Robert L. Carter).
"Indelible Marks," New Republic, November 22, 2004, at 29 (reviewing Black Trials: Citizenship From the Beginnings of Slavery to the End of Caste by Mark S. Weiner).
"Dream Weaver," New Republic, January 19, 2004, at 33 (reviewing Her Dream of Dreams: The Rise and Triumph of Madam C.J. Walker by Beverly Lowry).
"Why Johnnie Can't Lead," New Republic, February 17, 2003, at 36 (reviewing A Lawyer's Life by Johnnie Cochran with David Fisher).
"Class Act," New Republic, November 25, 2002, at 42 (reviewing 8 Mile (Universal Studios)).
"Pillar of Ire," New Republic, April 29, 2002, at 33 (reviewing Amiri Baraka: The Politics and Art of a Black Intellectual, by Jerry Gafio Watts).