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Mark Storslee

Mark Storslee | Penn State Law

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J.D., Stanford Law School
Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.T.S., Duke University
M.A., University of Edinburgh
B.A., Furman University


Mark Storslee is an associate professor at Emory University School of Law. He teaches courses on constitutional law, the federal courts, and the First Amendment. Before joining the faculty at Emory, Storslee served as an assistant professor at Penn State Law and as executive director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School.

Storslee’s research explores topics in constitutional law. Among other subjects, his work has focused especially on the meaning of the Constitution’s provisions dealing with religion as well as related questions concerning free speech. Storslee has published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, theReview of Politics, the Journal of Law & Religion, and other periodicals.  He is also a co-editor of Comparative Religious Ethics: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies (Routledge 2014). 

In 2020, Storslee received the Harold Berman Award for Excellence in Scholarship by the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Storslee’s work is also frequently cited in legal briefs, including before the United States Supreme Court, and has also been cited in judicial opinions. Storslee has received student-initiated teaching awards, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences and law schools. Among other venues, Storslee has presented his research to audiences at Stanford Law School, Yale Law School, Georgetown Law, Pepperdine Law, George Washington Law School, and Notre Dame Law School.

Storslee holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. He also holds masters degrees from Duke University and the University of Edinburgh, as well as a BA from Furman University. After law school, Storslee clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the United States Court of Appeals, and later for Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch on the United States Supreme Court. In addition to his academic appointments, Storslee also worked as an appellate litigator at Williams & Connolly, LLP before joining the Emory faculty.

Church Taxes and the Original Understanding of the Establishment Clause, 169 U. Pa. L. Rev. 111 (2020)

On Religion’s Specialness, 82 Rev. of Pol. 14 (2019)

Religious Accommodation, the Establishment Clause, and Third-Party Harm, 86 U. Chi. L. Rev. 871 (2019)

Reading Legal History as Political Theology: William Stuntz and The Collapse of American Criminal Justice, 16 Pol. Theology 279 (2015)

Comparative Religious Ethics: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies (Routledge 2014) (with Charles Mathewes & Matthew Puffer) (4 Vols.)