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Stuart Chinn

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
Law, Law-JD
Phone: 541-346-5797
Office: 330C Knight Law Center


Stuart Chinn writes and teaches about constitutional law, legislation, and legal and political history. His book, RECALIBRATING REFORM: THE LIMITS OF POLITICAL CHANGE was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. Additionally, he has published in peer-reviewed venues such as the University of Chicago Press, Law & Social Inquiry, and Polity, and has published (or has articles forthcoming) in law reviews such as the Houston Law Review, Maryland Law ReviewUtah Law ReviewWisconsin Law Review, and others.

He was the Associate for Programs and Research from 2016-2020 and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2020-2023.

Prior to arriving at Oregon Law, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Law. A native of Eureka, California, Stuart received his B.A., Ph.D. (political science) and J.D. degrees from Yale University.