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Samuel R. Olken

Samuel R. Olken

Professor
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
312.987.2378
E-mail: 7olken@jmls.edu
Office: Room 921
Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. | 10:30 a.m.-Noon

AB, magna cum laude, Harvard University
JD, Emory University

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Prior to joining the John Marshall faculty, Samuel Olken practiced business law with a small Boston law firm. He also served as a litigation associate with large firms in Los Angeles and New Jersey.

Professor Olken's primary research interests are constitutional history and judicial biography. He has written articles about Chief Justices John Marshall and Charles Evans Hughes, and most recently, Associate Justice George Sutherland. In addition, Professor Olken has written extensively about the New Deal Court, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century economic regulation, judicial review, and the First Amendment.

In 1991, the Supreme Court Historical Society awarded him its prestigious Hughes-Gossett Prize for outstanding historical scholarship. Professor Olken was the chair of the "Symposium on Chief Justice John Marshall and the United States Supreme Court: 1801-1835," hosted April 2000 by the law school. He was chair of the fall 2003 symposium, "Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review: Legitimacy, Tyranny, and Democracy."

Professor Olken joined the faculty in 1989. He teaches American Legal History, Constitutional Law I and II, and Lawyering Skills.

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Scholarship

The Decline of Legal Classicism and the Evolution of New Deal Constitutionalism, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2051 (2014)

"Chapter 16-26" (ed.) in A Constitutional History Treatise, Edgar J. McManus & Tara Helfman, Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, (Routledge Press forthcoming 2014)

"Chapter 27-33" (ed.) in A Constitutional History Treatise, Edgar J. McManus & Tara Helfman, Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, (Routledge Press forthcoming 2014)

"Chapter 1-15" (ed.) in A Constitutional History Treatise, Edgar J. McManus & Tara Helfman, Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, (Routledge Press 2012)

Session I: The Legacy of Justice Arthur Goldberg, 29 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 285 (2012) (with Gerald Berendt, Gilbert A. Cornfield, Gilbert Feldman, David Stenbeen, and Milton I. Shadur)

Justice Sutherland Reconsidered, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 639 (2009)

"Willis Van Devanter" in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law 559 (R. Newman, ed.) (Yale University Press 2009)

"Spencer Roane" in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law 461 (R. Newman, ed.) (Yale University Press 2009)

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Speaker: Notre Dame Law Review Symposium, "The Decline of Legal Classicism and the Evolution of New Deal Constitutionalism, South Bend, IN (November 2013)

Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "The Decline of Legal Classicism and the Evolution of New Deal Constitutionalism," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (October 2013)

Moderator: 20th Belle R. and Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium, The Development of Privacy Law From Brandies to Today, "The Historical Legacy of Arthur Goldberg," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (September 2012)

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