Ann Woolhandler

  • William Minor Lile Professor of Law

Ann Woolhandler joined the resident faculty of the Law School in January 2002, after spending the spring of 2001 as a visiting professor at Virginia. Formerly a professor of law at Tulane University, she is an expert on the federal court system and civil procedure. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Boston University, and on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati. 

Scholarship Profile: Illuminating the Federal Courts (Virginia Journal 2002)


  • J.D.
    Harvard Law School
  • B.A.
    Yale University
"Reining-In State Standing" (with Michael Collins), Notre Dame L. Rev. (forthcoming).

“Judicial Federalism under Marshall and Taney” (with Michael Collins), 2017 Sup. Ct. Rev. 337.

“Adverse Interests and Article III,” 111 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1025 (2017).
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“Procedural Due Process Liberty Interests,” 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 811 (2016).
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"Between the Acts: Federal Court Abstention in the 1940s and 50s,” 59 N.Y. L. Sch. L. Rev. 211 (2014/15).
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"Governmental Sovereignty Actions," 23 William & Mary Bill of Rights 209 (2014).

“Jurisdictional Discrimination and Full Faith and Credit” (with Michael G. Collins), 63 Emory L.J. 1023 (2014).

“Powers, Rights, and Section 25,” 86 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1241 (2011).
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"The Story of Edward Tarble's Case" (with Michael Collins), in V. Jackson & J. Resnick, eds., Federal Courts' Stories (Foundation Press 2010).

"Federal Jurisdiction and Justice Holmes," (Michael G. Collins), 84 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2151 (2009).
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"Delegation and Due Process: The Historical Connection," Sup. Ct. Rev. 223 (2008).

“Interstate Sovereign Immunity,” 2006 Sup. Ct. Rev. 249 (2007).

“Judicial Enforcement of Treaties: Self-Execution and Related Doctrines: Remarks,” 100 Proc. Am. Soc’y Int’l L. 445 (2006).

"Public Rights, Private Rights, and Statutory Retroactivity," 94 Geo. L.J. 1015 (2006).
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"Does History Defeat Standing Doctrine?," (with Caleb Nelson), 102 Mich. L. Rev. 689 (2004).
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"Treaties, Self-Execution, and the Public Law Litigation Model," 42 Va. J. Int'l L. 757 (2002).
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"The Article III Jury" (with Michael Collins), 87 Va. L. Rev. 101 (2001).
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"Old Property, New Property and Sovereign Immunity," 75 Notre Dame L. Rev. 919 (2000).
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"Judicial Federalism and the Administrative States" (with Michael Collins), 87 Cal. L. Rev. 613 (1999).
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"The Common Law Origins of Constitutionally Compelled Remedies," 107 Yale L.J. 77 (1997).
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"State Standing" (with Michael Collins), 81 Va. L. Rev. 387 (1995).
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"Demodeling Habeas Corpus," 45 Stan. L. Rev. 575 (1993).
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"Judicial Deference to Administrative Action—A Revisionist History," 43 Admin. L. Rev. 197 (1991).
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"Rethinking the Judicial Reception of Legislative Facts," 41 Vand. L. Rev. 111 (1988).
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"Patterns of Official Immunity and Accountability," 37 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 396 (1987).
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Current Courses

All Courses

Civil Procedure
Criminal Procedure
Constitutional Tort Litigation
Federal Courts
Public and Private Rights in American Law