Nathan S. Chapman

Assistant Professor of Law

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

Courses: 

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

Biographical Information: 

Nathan S. Chapman joined the Georgia Law faculty in the fall of 2013 as an assistant professor.

Chapman came to UGA from Stanford Law School, where he served as the executive director of the Constitutional Law Center. He taught Freedom of the Press in U.S. & Latin America, for which he was awarded the Knight Favorite Professor Award by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellows Class of 2012.

Chapman writes on the relationship between constitutional structure, procedure, and individual rights. He also writes on religious liberty and the relationship between Christian theology and law. His most recent scholarly publications are:

  • 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. 1662 (2012) (with Michael W. McConnell)

Chapman was previously an associate with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington D.C., and served as a judicial clerk to Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Belmont University, a master's degree from Duke Divinity School, and a law degree from Duke Law School. He was an articles editor on the Duke Law Journal and was awarded the Faculty Award for Legal Theory and the Justin Miller Award for Intellectual Curiosity.

Publications & Activities

ARTICLES

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)