Associate Dean for Programs and Research; James O. and Alfred T. Goodwin Senior Fellow; Faculty Director, Public Law and Policy Program; Director of Externships
Phone: (541) 346-5797
Constitutional Law, Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Political History; Questions about Politics, Identity, Race, Gender; American Political Community; Public Education
Stuart Chinn studies constitutional law, constitutional legislation and legal and political history. At Oregon Law, he is the associate dean for programs and research and an associate professor of law. His book, RECALIBRATING REFORM: THE LIMITS OF POLITICAL CHANGE was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. Additionally, Stuart has published in peer-reviewed venues such as Cambridge University Press, University of Chicago Press, Law & Social Inquiry, and Polity. He has also published (or has articles forthcoming) in law reviews such as the Maryland Law Review, Utah Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and others.
Stuart is currently conducting research that takes an historic look at the changing way the judiciary has viewed American society. Prior to Oregon Law, Stuart was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Law. A native of Eureka, Cali., Stuart received his B.A., Ph.D. (political science) and J.D. degrees from Yale University.
RECALIBRATING REFORM: THE LIMITS OF POLITICAL CHANGE (Cambridge University Press, 2014) (included in the book series Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society, edited by Christopher Tomlins).
"Disagreement and Resentment in Contemporary American Politics," 53 Tulsa L. Rev. 219 (2018) (book review essay)
"Threats to Democratic Stability: Comparing the Elections of 2016 and 1860,” 77 MARYLAND LAW REVIEW 291 (2017) (symposium)
"Trump and Chinese Exclusion: Contemporary Parallels with Legislative Debates over the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882," 84 TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW 681 (2017) (symposium)
"Finding Common Ground Across Race and Religion: Judicial Conceptions of Political Community in Public Schools," 2017 UTAH LAW REVIEW 531
"Universal Arguments and Particular Arguments on Abortion Rights," 75 MARYLAND LAW REVIEW 247 (2015) (symposium)
"Situating ‘Groups’ in Constitutional Argument: Interrogating Judicial Arguments on Economic Rights, Gender Equality, and Gay Equality," 18 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 95 (2015)
"The Ideology Behind Brown v. Board of Education: Political Parties and 'Jurisprudential Bundling,'" 92 DENVER UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 45 (2015)