Reva Siegel

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Reva B. Siegel is Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale University, where she teaches courses in constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, legal history, and human rights law.  She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves as faculty advisor to the American Constitution Society chapter at Yale Law School. Professor Siegel's writing draws on legal history to explore questions of law and inequality, and to analyze how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution.  She is currently writing on the role of social movement conflict in guiding constitutional change, addressing this question in recent articles on reproductive rights, originalism and the Second Amendment, the "de facto ERA," and the enforcement of Brown.  Her books include Directions in Sexual Harassment Law (2003) edited with Catharine A. MacKinnon; and Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (6th ed. 2006), with Paul Brest, Sanford Levinson, Jack Balkin and Akhil Amar. Her latest book, co-edited with Jack Balkin, is The Constitution in 2020.