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David L. Franklin

  • Associate Professor of Law
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-5226
  • 722 Lewis Center

Professor Franklin teaches Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Conflict of Laws. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and received his JD from the University of Chicago. Professor Franklin was a law clerk for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court. He was a litigation associate at Covington & Burling in New York. His writing has appeared in, among others, the Yale Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, Chicago-Kent Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, The New Republic, Slate, Green Bag, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post.


BA, Yale College; JD, University of Chicago

Courses Taught

  • Administrative Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Torts


  • Articles
  • Miscellaneous


2010 Legislative Rules, Nonlegislative Rules, and the Perils of the Short Cut, 120 Yale L.J. 276 (2010). string;#Click Here
2009 Looking Through Both Ends of the Telescope: Facial Challenges and the Roberts Court, 36 Hastings Const. L.Q. 689 (2009). string;#Click Here
2009 What Kind of Business-Friendly Court? Explaining the Chamber of Commerce's Success at the Roberts Court, 49 Santa Clara L. Rev. 1019 (2009). string;#Click Here
2009 Symposium: The Jurisprudence of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Justice Ginsburg's Common Law Federalism, 43 New Eng. L. Rev. 751 (2009). string;#Click Here
2008 Enemy Combatants and the Jurisdictional Fact Doctrine, 29 Cardozo L. Rev. 1001 (2008). string;#Click Here
2006 Facial Challenges, Legislative Purpose, and the Commerce Clause, 92 Iowa L. Rev. 41 (2006). string;#Click Here
2006 Popular Constitutionalism as Presidential Constitutionalism, 81 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 1069 (2006). string;#Click Here
2005 To the Bag: Decent Respect, 8 Green Bag 2d 339 (2005). string;#
2001 Terms of Art: One Chad, Two Chad, Red Chad, Blue Chad, 4 Green Bag 2d 315 (2001). string;#
1999 Terms of Art: Pardon My Law French, 2 Green Bag 2d 421 (1999). string;#
1999 Terms of Art: Of Style & Substance, Law & Lore, 2 Green Bag 2d 323 (1999). string;#
1999 Terms of Art: Mixologists, 2 Green Bag 2d 205 (1999). string;#
1998 Terms of Art: Worth a Doit, 2 Green Bag 2d 93 (1998). string;#
1998 Terms of Art: Void for Vividness, 1 Green Bag 2d 411 (1998). string;#
1998 Terms of Art: Of Bench and Bard, 1 Green Bag 2d 317 (1998). string;#
1998 Terms of Art: Slogans & Shibboleths, 1 Green Bag 2d 195 (1998). string;#
1997 Terms of Art: Judge Bruce Selya, Resipiscent Recidivist, 1 Green Bag 2d 95 (1997). string;#
1996 Comment: Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties? The Legality of State Court Lawsuits under the Fair Housing Act, 63 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1607 (1996). string;#Click Here


2015 Origin Story, Slate (June 29, 2015) string;#Click Here
2012 Marbury v. Medicine, Slate (March 26, 2012) string;#Click Here
2012 Why Did Roberts Do It?, Slate (June 28, 2012) string;#Click Here
2012 Response, Two Cheers for Procedural Review of Guidance Documents, 90 Texas L. Rev. See Also 111 (2012) string;#Click Here
2011 American Constitution Society. (2011, February 22). Why Does Business (Usually) Win in the Roberts Court? (Issue Brief). Washington, DC. string;#Click Here