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LAPA Fellow

Gil Seinfeld

Former LAPA Fellow, 2001-2002
The University of Michigan Law School

625 South State Street, 914 Legal Research, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
phone: 734-615-7284

While at LAPA
Gil Seinfeld, Law Clerk to the Honorable Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. His primary areas of interest are federal courts and civil procedure. He received an A.B. in Government from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He has published a case comment exploring the intersection of the Free Speech and Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment and is completing a piece on constructive waiver of the Eleventh Amendment immunity. At Princeton he will be working on two projects: one examines state legislative reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's reinvigorated federalism jurisprudence, the other assesses different versions of the canon of constitutional avoidance.
Life after LAPA: 
Gil Seinfeld is an assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan, where he writes and teaches about federal courts and federal jurisdiction. Immediately after leaving LAPA, Gil served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. He then practiced law at the New York office of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, where he specialized in appellate matters. Gil's articles have been published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Notre Dame Law Review. He is a recipient of the University of Michigan Law School's L. Hart Wright Award for excellence in teaching.