Faculty Highlight: Step Feldman

Professor Stephen M. Feldman, the Jerry W. Housel / Carl F. Arnold Distinguished Professor of Law and Constitutional Law expert at the University of Wyoming College of Law, recently published a new book, The New Roberts Court, Donald Trump, and our Failing Constitution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).step feldman book

The book traces the evolution of the constitutional order, explaining Donald Trump’s election as a symptom of a degraded democratic-capitalist system. Beginning with the framers’ vision of a balanced system—balanced between the public and private spheres, between government power and individual rights—the constitutional order evolved over two centuries until it reached its present stage, Democracy, Inc., in which corporations and billionaires wield herculean political power. The book further explores what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death and Judge Neil Gorsuch’s appointment means for the future of democracy in America.

Professor Feldman has been at the College of Law since 2002. He teaches Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence at the law school. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor for the Political Science Department.

speaker-feldmanBefore joining the University of Wyoming College of Law, Professor Feldman was a Professor of Law and Associate Member of Political Science at the University of Tulsa. In 1998, he was a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow and in the fall of 1999, he was a Professor in Residence in London, England. He has also served as a Judicial Clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Office of Staff Attorneys. In the fall of 2016, he served as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.

Professor Feldman has authored numerous publications, including several scholarly books on Constitutional Law and has written various articles and essay contributions on law, politics, and jurisprudence.