Mark Graber Named Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism

May 28, 2015    |  

Mark Graber, an internationally recognized scholar of constitutional law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has been named the Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism.

Graber is recognized as one of the leading scholars in the country on constitutional law and politics. He is the author of A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism and co-editor of American Constitutionalism: Structures and Powers and American Constitutionalism: Rights and Powers. He is presently working on Forged in Failure, a book that will examine how much constitutional change in the United States has been caused by the failure of constitutional practices to function as expected.

A Maryland Carey Law faculty member since 2002, Graber was appointed Professor of Government and Law at the School of Law, a title he held until May 1, 2015 at which time he received an appointment as the Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism. He served as associate dean for research and faculty development from 2010 to 2013. He has also been one of the organizers of the annual Constitutional Law "Schmooze", which attracts scholars from across the country to the law school.

“Maryland Carey Law and the University of Maryland, Baltimore have been a wonderful home to me,” Graber said. “I look forward to many more years of teaching, service, and scholarship under Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald Tobin.”

Graber is also the author of scores of articles, including "The Non-Majoritarian Problem: Legislative Deference to the Judiciary" in Studies in American Political Development, "Naked Land Transfers and American Constitutional Development", published in the Vanderbilt Law Review and "Resolving Political Questions into Judicial Questions: Tocqueville’s Aphorism Revisited", published by Constitutional Commentary.