Ph.D., Yale University
J.D., Yale Law School
A.B., Princeton University
Jud Mathews' scholarship brings a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to questions of public law. He has written extensively about techniques of constitutional rights adjudication, in the United States and in other jurisdictions, and in particular about proportionality review. His scholarship in administrative law has explored the political economy of judicial deference doctrines and what contemporary political theory means for the relation between courts and agencies. He is currently working on a book titled Constitutional Rights, Private Law, and Judicial Power, which is a cross-national study of how constitutional rights shape the legal relations of private parties, and with what consequences.
Prior to joining Penn State Law, Professor Mathews was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. After law school, he worked as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit before beginning his Ph.D. in political science at Yale.
"Strategic Delegation, Discretion, and Deference: Explaining the Comparative Law of Administrative Review," 62 Am. J. Comp. L. 101 (2014) (with Nuno Garoupa)
"Deference Lotteries," 91 Tex. L. Rev. 1349 (2013)
All Things in Proportion? American Rights Review and the Problem of Balancing, 60 Emory L.J. 797 (2011) (with Alec Stone Sweet)
“Proportionality Balancing and Global Constitutionalism,” 47 Colum. J. Transat'l L. 72 (2008) (with Alec Stone Sweet)