Michael McConnell

Michael McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery professor of law and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. From 2002 to 2009, he served as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. McConnell has held chaired professorships at the University of Chicago and the University of Utah and visiting professorships at Harvard and New York University. He has been widely published in the fields of constitutional law and theory, especially church and state, equal protection, and constitutional structure. He is co-editor of three books: Religion and the Law, Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought, and The Constitution of the United States. Mr. McConnell has argued fifteen cases in the Supreme Court. He is the 2017 winner of the Rex E. Lee Appellate Advocacy Award, and the recipient of honorary doctorates from Notre Dame University and the Michigan State University College of Law. Mr. McConnell earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.