Nathan S. Chapman

Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Belmont University
M.T.S., J.D., Duke University

Courses: 

Federal Courts
Constitutional Law
Law & Religion
Law & Ethics of Lawyering
History of the Common Law
Georgia Practice & Procedure
Comparative Constitutional Law

Biographical Information: 

Nathan S. Chapman writes about due process, religious freedom, and Christianity and the law. He joined the School of Law faculty in 2013. He came from Stanford Law School, where he was the executive director of the Constitutional Law Center. He currently serves as the chair of the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools. 

His work includes:

  • Due Process of War (draft available upon request)
  • Due Process Abroad, 112 Nw. U. L. Rev. 377 (2017)
  • Adjudicating Religious Sincerity, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 1185 (2017)
  • The Jury’s Constitutional Judgment, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 189 (2015)
  • The Establishment Clause, State Action, and Town of Greece, 24 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 405 (2015)
  • Disentangling Conscience and Religion, 2013 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1457
  • Due Process as Separation of Powers, 121 Yale L.J. 167 (2012) (w/ Michael W. McConnell)

Before entering the academy, Chapman was an associate at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., and a judicial clerk to the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 

Publications & Activities

ARTICLES

Due Process Abroad, 112 Nw. U. L. Rev. 377 (2017).

The Adjudication of Religious Sincerity, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 1185 (2017).

The Establishment Clause, State Action, and Town of Greece, 24 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 405 (2015).

The Jury's Constitutional Judgment, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 189 (2015).

Disentangling Conscience and Religion, 2013 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1457 (2013).

Due Process As Separation of Powers, 121 Yale L.J. 1672 (2012) (with M. McConnell).

Law Asks for Trust, 85 St. John's L. Rev. 521 (2011).

ONLINE

The Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause, National Constitution Center (with Kenji Yoshino).

Substantive Due Process: Text, History, and Experience, National Constitution Center.