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Robert J. Pushaw, J.D.
Associate Dean for Research and
James Wilson Endowed Professor of Law

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  • J.D., Yale University, 1988
  • B.A., La Salle College, 1980, summa cum laude

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In law school, Robert Pushaw served as notes editor of the Yale Law Journal and received an Olin Foundation Fellowship. After graduation, he clerked for Judge James Buckley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and then worked as an associate for Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle.

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  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, Symposium: The Structure of Standing at 25, University of Alabama School of Law, Feb. 22, 2013.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, Limited Federal Power and the Commerce Clause, Co-sponsored by the Templeton Foundation and the Federalist Society, Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 25-26, 2013.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Speaker re: US Supreme Court, UCLA Law School, 2011.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Debate re: Obamacare, Pepperdine, 2011.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Debate re: Obamacare, Loyola Law School, 2011.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Lecture, "Standing in Environmental Law;" Arizona State University Law School, 2010.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Faculty Workshop, "Limiting Standing to 'Accidental' Plaintiffs;" University of California-Davis School of Law, 2009.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Lincoln's Constitutionalism in Time of War: Lessons for the War on Terror?;" Chapman Law Review Symposium (other panelists were Marjorie Cohn, Katherine Darmer, and Roger Pilon), 2009.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror;" AALS Annual Meeting, Federal Courts Section, San Diego (fellow speakers included Richard Fallon, Trevor Morrison, Judith Resnik, and Stephen Vladeck), 2009.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Lecture, "Judicial Review and the "Enemy Combatant' Cases;" Villanova University School of Law, 2008.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panel Discussion, "The 2008 Election and Reproductive Rights;" UCLA School of Law (other panelists were Kim Buchanan and Adam Winkler), 2008.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Faculty Colloquium, "Creating Legal Rights for Suspected Terrorists: Is the Court Being Courageous or Pragmatic?;" Seton Hall University School of Law, 2008.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Detention and Trials of Suspected Terrorists: Questions for the Next Administration;" Meeting of the Libertarian Law Council and The Federalist Society (Los Angeles Lawyers Chapter), 2008.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Presentation, "The Supreme Court and the War on Terrorism;" Vanderbilt University Law School, 2008.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Lecture, "Judicial Review in War Powers Cases;" University of Illinois College of Law, 2007.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Presentation, "The Partial-Birth Abortion Decisions: Implications for Congressional Power and Constitutional Privacy Rights;" Faculty Workshop Program, Villanova University School of Law, 2007.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Conference in Honor of Paul Mishkin;" University of California-Berkeley School of Law (with Janet Alexander, Jesse Choper, Roger Cramton, Daniel Farber, Martha Field, John Harrison, John Jeffries, James Pfander, Robert Post, Scot Powe), 2006.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Commentator, "The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue;" Symposium at the Cato Institute Center for Constitutional Studies, Washington, DC (with Randy Barnett, Dale Carpenter, Walter Dellinger, Martin Flaherty, Allison Hayward, Larry Ribstein, Ilya Somin), 2006.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Respondent, "The Rookie Year of the Roberts Court;" Symposium at Pepperdine University School of Law (with Akhil Amar, Erwin Chemerinsky, Elizabeth Garrett, Douglas Kmiec, and Kenneth Starr), 2006.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Faculty Colloquium, "The Commerce Clause After Raich: The Wisdom of a Neo-Federalist Approach;" Duke Law School, 2006.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Lecture, "Does Congress Have the Constitutional Power to Ban Partial-Birth Abortion?;" Faculty Speakers' Series, UCLA Law School, 2005.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Analyzing the Supreme Court's 2004-05 Term;" Pepperdine University School of Law, Judicial Clerkship Institute (fellow participants were Erwin Chemerinsky and Kenneth Starr), 2005.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Dual Enforcement of Constitutional Norms;" William & Mary School of Law (with Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Justices Shirley Abramson, Hans Linde, Ellen Peters, and Randall Shepard, and Professors James Gardner, Daniel Rodriguez, Jim Rossi), 2004.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Fear and Risk Assessment in Times of Democratic Crisis;" Symposium at University of Missouri School of Law (with Cass Sunstein, Lee Epstein, Tracey George, Chris Guthrie, Rachel Moran, and Geoffrey Stone), 2004.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Golf, the Right to Exclude, and Private Country Clubs;" AALS Section on Law and Sports, AALS Annual Meeting, Atlanta (other speakers were Anita Bernstein, Alfreda Robinson, and Kim Yuracko), 2004.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003: Perspectives on the Commerce Power, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Separation of Powers;" AALS Annual Meeting, Atlanta (with William Araiza, Teresa Collett, Allan Ides, Ann Massie, David Smolin), 2004.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Lecture, "The Recent Liberal Rejection of Supreme Court-Centered Constitutional Interpretation;" Distinguished Faculty Workshop Series, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2003.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "The Commerce Clause: Past, Present and Future;" Conference at the University of Arkansas Law Center (other panelists included Randy Barnett, Mark Brandon, Jesse Choper, Barry Cushman, James Ely, Richard Friedman, Grant Nelson, John Yoo), 2002.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Combating Terrorism and the Impact on Civil Liberties;" Federalist Society of Los Angeles (with Abraham Sofaer, Karl Manheim, and Steve Rhode), 2002.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Lecture, "Reconciling Inherent Judicial Powers with Constitutional Principles;" Notre Dame Law School, 2001.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Debate with Laurie Levenson, "The Future of Constitutional Law;" Federal Bar Association Annual Judges' Appreciation Night, Riverside, CA, 2001.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Baker v. Carr: A Commemorative Symposium;" University of North Carolina School of Law (other participants were Guy-Uriel Charles, James Gardner, Heather Gerken, Richard Hasen, Pamela Karlan, Sanford Levinson, Burt Neuborne, Nathaniel Persily), 2001.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "The Law of Presidential Elections: Issues in the Wake of Florida 2000;" Symposium at the Florida State University College of Law (other panelists were Richard Briffault, Guy Charles, James Gardner, Elizabeth Garrett, Heather Gerken), 2001.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Discussant, "Transcending Boundaries: The Constitution, Families, Federalization, and Federalism;" Joint Session of the AALS Sections on Constitutional Law, Family Law, and Federal Courts, AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2001.
  • Robert J. Pushaw Jr., Panelist, "Viewing the Constitution Through A Social-Choice Lens;" Law & Society Conference, Miami (other panelists were Evan Caminker, Barry Friedman, and Maxwell Stearns), 2000.

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