Neal Devins

Goodrich Professor of Law, Cabell Research Professor, Professor of Government, Director, Institute of Bill of Rights Law and Director, Election Law Program

Office: Law School Room 254C
Email: [[nedevi]]
Office Phone: (757) 221-3845

Areas of Specialization

Civil Rights Law; Constitutional Law

Currently Teaching

Constitutional Law; Law & Politics; Supreme Court Seminar

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Joined the faculty in 1987. Served as Assistant General Counsel for the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights and Project Director for the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies.

Author of Shaping Constitutional Values: The Supreme Court, Elected Government and the Abortion Dispute and articles in the Chicago, Columbia, Stanford, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, William and Mary and Yale law reviews. Co-author of Political Dynamics of Constitutional Law and The Democratic Constitution. Editor of the book series, Constitutional Conflicts, published by Duke University Press.

Consultant to the ABA Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, reporter for the Congressional Process Committee of the ABA and serves on the Board of Directors of AVALON (battered women’s shelter). Faculty advisor to the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal.


For information on Professor Devins's publications, please see his biography page on the Law School's website.