James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law
Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor
J.D., Yale Law School, 1993
B.A., Stanford University, 1990
Saikrishna Prakash's scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly presidential powers. He teaches Constitutional Law, Foreign Relations Law and Presidential Powers at the Law School.
Prakash was formerly Herzog Research Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law. He was senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and a recipient of the John M. Olin Fellowship in Law, Economics and Public Policy. He clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1993 to 1994, and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1994 to 1995. After practicing in New York for two years, he served as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois College of Law from 1997 to 1998. He then served as an associate professor at Boston University School of Law before joining San Diego's faculty in 1999. In 2004, he visited at Northwestern University School of Law.
Among Prakash's articles are "How to Remove a Federal Judge," and "The Executive Power Over Foreign Affairs," published in the Yale Law Journal; and "Removal and Tenure" and "Delegation Really Running Riot," published in the Virginia Law Review.
Scholarship Profile: Originalism and the Separation of Powers (Virginia Journal 2013)