Law professor awarded visiting fellowship at Princeton University

May 25, 2018 | News, Research, UToday, Law
By Diana Case

Lee J. Strang, UT professor of law, recently was awarded a visiting fellowship at Princeton University for the 2018-19 academic year.

As a James Madison Program Fellow, Strang will continue historical and archival research on religion and legal education. 


While in residence, he will focus on completing his latest book, “The History of Catholic Legal Education: Struggles Over Identity.” The book is believed to be the first comprehensive historical study of Catholic legal education in the United States.

“This fellowship is a tremendous opportunity to learn from excellent scholars while writing my history of Catholic legal education,” Strang said.

He is the John W. Stoepler Professor of Law and Values at the UT College of Law. He teaches in the areas of constitutional law, property law, administrative law, federal courts and appellate practice.

Strang was appointed to the Ohio Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2016. The following year, he received the UT Outstanding Faculty Research and Scholarship Award. 

He is a leading scholar on constitutional law and interpretation, property law, and religion and the First Amendment. His publications include “How Big Data Increases Originalism’s Methodological Rigor: Using Corpus Linguistics to Recover Original Language Conventions,” which was published in the University of California at Davis Law Review in 2017, and “Originalism’s Promise,” which is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. He is editing the third edition of a unique multi-volume modular casebook, “Federal Constitutional Law,” for Carolina Academic Press. 

“The award of this prestigious fellowship recognizes both Professor Strang’s scholarly achievements to date and the promise of his scholarship in the future,” said D. Benjamin Barros, dean of the UT College of Law. “Already a nationally recognized expert in constitutional law, this fellowship will allow Professor Strang to work on an important new book on Catholic legal education.”

The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions is sponsored by the Department of Politics at Princeton University. The program is dedicated to the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the fields of constitutional law and political thought.

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