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Mark Storslee

Mark Storslee | Penn State Law

Assistant Professor of 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 Assistant Professor at Penn State Law, where he teaches constitutional law, federal courts, and civil procedure.  His research focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of religion and speech, and topics in constitutional law generally.  He has published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, The Review 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 was awarded the Harold Berman Award for Excellence in Scholarship by the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools.  In 2021, he received the Penn State Law LLM Teaching Award.

Storslee holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.  After law school, he 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.  Before joining the faculty at Penn State Law, he served as executive director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School.  

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.)