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A.B., Princeton University, summa cum laude
J.D., Yale Law School

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Michael Bradford Coenen

Associate Professor of Law


Michael Coenen joined the Law Center faculty in 2013, having previously served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.  Professor Coenen holds an A.B. in Music from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal.  After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Professor Coenen teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, federal courts, criminal procedure, and administrative law.  His articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Minnesota Law Review.

Selected Publications

Minor Courts, Major Questions (with Seth Davis), 70 Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017).

Combining Constitutional Clauses, 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1067 (2016)

Rules Against Rulification, 124 Yale L.J. 576 (2014).

Spillover Across Remedies, 98 Minn. L. Rev. 1211 (2014).

Constitutional Privileging, 99 Va. L. Rev. 683 (2013).

Of Speech and Sanctions: Toward a Penalty-Sensitive Approach to the First Amendment, 112 Colum. L. Rev. 991 (2012).