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Seinfeld, Gil

Professor of Law

3162 South Hall
734.615.7284
E-mail gsein@umich.edu
Prof. Gil Seinfeld teaches and writes in the areas of federal courts and jurisdiction. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, he was an associate at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, where he focused on appellate litigation. Prof. Seinfeld also served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In between these clerkships, he was a fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Prof. Seinfeld holds an AB in government from Harvard College and earned his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Law School's L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching. His scholarly work has been published in numerous law reviews including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the California Law Review. Prof. Seinfeld is admitted to practice in New York.

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"Supremacy, Union, and Membership: Reflections on Comity in the Law of American Federalism." Notre Dame L. Rev. (Forthcoming, 2015).​

"The Jurisprudence of Union." Notre Dame L. Rev. 89, no. 3 (2014): 1085-143.
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"The S&P Litigation and Access to Federal Court: A Case Study in the Limits of Our Removal Model." Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 113 (2013): 123-35.
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"Article I, Article III, and the Limits of Enumeration." Mich L. Rev. 108, no. 8 (2010): 1389-452.
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"The Federal Courts as a Franchise: Rethinking the Justifications for Federal Question Jurisdiction." Cal. L. Rev. 97, no. 1 (2009): 95-159.
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