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Erin Hawley

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Erin Morrow Hawley is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri. Professor Hawley teaches constitutional litigation, federal income tax, tax policy, and agricultural law. Her scholarship focuses primarily on the federal courts and has been published in numerous top journals. Prior to joining the law school, she practiced appellate law at King & Spalding LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, both in Washington, DC. She also worked at the Department of Justice as counsel to Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

Professor Hawley is a former clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Professor Hawley has litigated extensively before the Supreme Court of the United States as well as numerous federal courts of appeals and state courts of last resort. She has twice argued before the D.C. Court of Appeals and also represented the United States in oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Professor Hawley continues to litigate and her work has been widely quoted, including by the Washington Post and USNews.

Professor Hawley received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and her law degree from Yale Law School. During law school, she served as a Coker Fellow (teaching assistant in constitutional law) and on The Yale Law Journal.

Recent Articles:

Meet Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
July 10 2018
by Erin Hawley


The real reason conservatives will bet big on Kavanaugh
July 10 2018
by Erin Hawley


Statement: IWF Applauds Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
July 9 2018
by Erin Hawley


Statement: With Kennedy Retirement, Opportunity to Appoint Second Justice Who Takes Constitution Seriously
June 27 2018
by Erin Hawley


Statement: A Welcome Development: Trump Begins Much Needed Review Of Monument Designations
April 26 2017
by Erin Hawley


Statement: From Judge to Justice: Gorsuch is Just the Person to Succeed the Irreplaceable Justice Scalia
April 7 2017
by Erin Hawley


The Next Steps in SCOTUS Approval Process • The Truth with Dennis Michael Lynch
April 6 2017
by Erin Hawley


Statement: Why Senate Should Afford Judge Gorsuch An Up Or Down Vote
April 3 2017
by Erin Hawley


Conservative Leaders Join Brent Bozell’s Call for Fairness on Gorsuch
March 15 2017
by Erin Hawley


Judge Gorsuch – Just What The Voters Ordered
February 2 2017
by Erin Hawley


Judge Garland Would Be Good for HHS, CMS, Attorneys Say
March 18 2016
by Erin Hawley


Second Amendment Groups, Women’s Forum Urge Rejection Of Obama’s SCOTUS Nomination
March 17 2016
by Erin Hawley


2a Groups React To Obama SCOTUS Nomination: Thumbs Down
March 16 2016
by Erin Hawley


Blowtorch Of Opposition Ignites Over Garland Nomination
March 16 2016
by Erin Hawley


Independent Women's Forum Filed Amicus Brief in Zubik v. Burwell
January 11 2016
by Erin Hawley


Erin Hawley discusses Supreme Court decision on HHS Mandate • NewsmaxTV Midpoint w/ Ed Berliner
June 30 2014
by Erin Hawley


Reaffirming Court’s Commitment to the Constitution
July 1 2018
by Erin Hawley


What do Justice Kennedy's concurrences mean for the future of the Supreme Court?
June 27 2018
by Erin Hawley


The real problem with discrimination in Colorado
June 6 2018
by Erin Hawley


Energy legislation by litigation is a costly mistake
May 11 2018
by Erin Hawley


Here's Why SCOTUS Should Discard Auer Deference
February 20 2018
by Erin Hawley


Trump gets it right on Antiquities Act rollback
December 9 2017
by Erin Hawley


Liberals blasting GOP tax bill don't actually understand it
November 3 2017
by Erin Hawley


The Antiquities Act is not a blank check to create federal land
August 31 2017
by Erin Hawley


Trump Right To Challenge Outdated Antiquities Act
April 30 2017
by Erin Hawley


Neil Gorsuch and the Senate's Convoluted Supreme Court Confirmation Dance
March 20 2017
by Erin Hawley


Is it illegal to leak Trump's tax returns? Well, it depends.
March 17 2017
by Erin Hawley


It's Time to Abolish The Antiquities Act of 1906
February 7 2017
by Erin Hawley


Why Trump's SCOTUS Pick Gorsuch Should Have A Quiet Confirmation
February 1 2017
by Erin Hawley


Obama's Curtain Call: A Look Back On A Legacy Of Executive Overreach
December 26 2016
by Erin Hawley


It’s Time To Make The Supreme Court Boring Again
October 21 2016
by Erin Hawley


Supreme Court Ruling On Immigration A Victory For Anyone Who Wants A Limited Executive
June 30 2016
by Erin Hawley


The President's Preorogative, And The Senate's
March 18 2016
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: Global Warming Nuisance Lawsuits
April 30 2018
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: The Janus Case: Public Union Dues
January 19 2018
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: Trinity Lutheran: The Blockbuster in a Quiet Supreme Court Term
August 7 2017
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: Rethinking Administrative Deference
July 6 2017
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: The Ginsburg Rule
March 17 2017
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: Abolish The Antiquities Act Of 1906
February 3 2017
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: The Irreplaceable Justice Scalia
October 26 2016
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: The Historic Supreme Court
October 4 2016
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: The Clean Water Act
September 12 2016
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: Major Questions Doctrine
August 17 2016
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: Placing the Administrative State in Constitutional Context
July 5 2016
by Erin Hawley


Legal Brief: The Clean Power Plan
March 29 2016
by Erin Hawley


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