John Paul Stevens Professor of Law in the Pritzker School of Law, professor of political science, and affiliated faculty member in philosophy in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law in the Pritzker School of Law, professor of political science, and affiliated faculty member in philosophy in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the 14th recipient of the Martin E. and Gertrude G. Walder Award for Research Excellence.
Koppelman’s scholarship focuses on issues at the intersection of law and political philosophy. His latest books are “The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform” (Oxford University Press, 2013) and “Defending American Religious Neutrality” (Harvard University Press, 2013). He is a sought-after expert on issues of constitutional theory, free speech, freedom of religion, gay rights and political philosophy. He recently co-authored an amicus brief in Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.
He is also an especially influential commentator in traditional and social media. His article, Bad News for Mail Robbers: The Obvious Constitutionality of Health Care Reform, is the most viewed article in the history of the Yale Law Journal Online, garnering over 100,000 hits in the first month of posting. In a 2012 ranking, he ranked #12 in the most cited law faculty who entered teaching since 1992. He has written for The New York Times, Salon, USA Today, Commonweal, the Balkinization blog and dozens of other outlets.