Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., Stanford Law School
Andrew Coan teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction, and related subjects. His scholarly interests include constitutional law, reproductive rights, and legal theory. A central goal of his scholarship is to ground normative theory firmly in the empirical realities of American legal and political practice. His current research explores the impact of limited judicial capacity on the substance of constitutional law.
Professor Coan received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated first in his class, and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He then clerked for Judge Richard Posner and returned to Stanford Law School as the inaugural James C. Gaither Fellow before joining the Wisconsin faculty in 2008. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
Judicial Capacity and the Substance of Constitutional Law, Yale L.J. (forthcoming 2012)
The Irrelevance of Writtenness in Constitutional Interpretation, 157 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1025 (2010)
Toward a Reality-Based Constitutional Theory, 89 Wash. U. L. Rev. 273 (2011)
Is There a Constitutional Right to Select the Genes of One's Offspring?, 63 Hastings L.J. 233 (2011)
Professor Coan's papers are available on SSRN at http://ssrn.com/author=670199.