Erin Delaney

Sullivan & Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law

Spring 2020


Erin Delaney is Professor of Law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and has an affiliated faculty position in Northwestern’s Department of Political Science. Her scholarship explores constitutional design in comparative perspective, focusing on judicial review, judicial design, and federalism. In 2014, she held the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in the Theory and Practice of Constitutionalism and Federalism at McGill University. She has been honored with a number of teaching awards at Northwestern, including the 2015 Childres Award for outstanding teaching. During 2018-2019, she served as Northwestern’s Associate Dean for Faculty and Research.

Prior to her position at Northwestern, Professor Delaney was an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School and served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from NYU School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Law Review. She earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University; her dissertation was awarded the Walter Bagehot Prize from the United Kingdom Political Studies Association. She graduated with an A.B. in Government, magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

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