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Stephen Gilles

Stephen G. Gilles

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Professor of Law


BA, St. Johns College MD
JD, The University of Chicago
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Constitutional Law
Civil Rights
Law and Religion

Constitutional Law

Law Spring 2020


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Stephen Gilles graduated from St. John’s College (Annapolis) in 1976, and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1984. After clerking for U.S. Circuit Judge Robert Bork and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, he practiced as an appellate litigator, and subsequently taught at the University of Chicago Law School. He has been a Professor of Law at the Quinnipiac University School of Law since 1995. He has visited at Washington and Lee Law School and the John Marshall Law School. He teaches tort law, constitutional law, first amendment law, and law and economics. His research interests include tort law and constitutional law, especially issues of substantive due process such as parental and reproductive rights.

Stephen G. Gilles & Nelson Lund, Mandatory Liability Insurance for Firearm Owners: Design Choices and Second Amendment Limits, 14 ENGAGE 18 (February 2013).

Stephen G. Gilles, Restoring Casey's Undue-Burden Standard after Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, 35 QUINNIPIAC L. REV. 701 (2017).

Stephen G. Gilles & Nelson Lund, Response, A Second Amendment Right to Be Negligent?, 68 FLA. L. REV FORUM 83 (2016).

Stephen G. Gilles, Commentary, Justice Kennedy's Disastrous Defection--and Its Likely Limits https://casetext.com June 29 (2016).

Stephen G. Gilles, Does the Right to Elective Abortion include the Right to Ensure the Death of the Fetus, 49 U. RICH. L. REV. 1009 (2015).

Stephen G. Gilles, Should Pregnancy Help Centers Offer Post-Natal Financial Support to Reduce the Incidence of Abortion, 13 AVE MARIA L. REV. 21 (2015).

Stephen G. Gilles, Why the Right to Elective Abortion Fails Casey's Own Interest-Balancing Methodology - And Why it Matters, 91 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 691 (2015).

Stephen G. Gilles & Nelson Lund, Insurance as Gun Control; A Liability Insurance Mandate for Firearm Owners May Pass Constitutional Muster, But Its Effect on Violent Crime Would Be Modest, 36 REGULATION 38 (2013).

Stephen G. Gilles, The Supreme Court and Legal Uncertainty, 60 DEPAUL L. REV. 311 (2011).

Stephen G. Gilles, Roe's Life-or-Health Exception: Self-Defense or Relative-Safety, 85 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 525 (2010).

Stephen G. Gilles, Commentary: As Justice Kennedy Said…., January 2008 FIRST THINGS 18 (2008).

Stephen G. Gilles, TORTS STORIES, United States v. Carroll Towing Co.: The Hand Formula's Home Port 11 (Foundation Press 2003).

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