John DevlinWilliam Hawk Daniels Professor of Law and Robert & Pamela Martin Professor of Law
Professor Devlin teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Procedure and Federal Courts, and Administrative Law. He also teaches a seminar in the undergraduate Honors College in the history and development of constitutional thought. He is active as a coach for the Law Center’s interschool competition moot court programs, and as an advisor for the our student Public Interest Law Society.
Professor Devlin was born and raised in upstate New York. Before law school, he worked as a biomedical laboratory assistant, in summer stock theatre, and in national political campaigns, among other jobs. After law school, he clerked for Hon. Eugene Nickerson (E.D.N.Y) and was an associate with the NYC law firm of Kornstein, Veisz & Wexler — a small firm, specializing in commercial litigation.
Professor Devlin joined the LSU faculty in 1986. At the LSU Law Center, he has taught primarily in the fields of constitutional law (federal, state, and comparative); federal civil procedure, administrative law, and employment law. He devotes a significant amount of time working with student organizations (e.g., as advisor to the Law Review, the Moot Court Board and, most recently, the new Public Interest Law Society). In addition, he coached the Law Center National Moot Court team and several other interschool moot court teams. Early writings focused on state constitutional law.View Archived Biographies