Areas of Specialization
Civil Rights Law; Constitutional Law
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.