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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
Master in Theological Studies (Ethics), Duke University
M.A., University of Edinburgh
B.A., Furman University


Mark Storslee is an Assistant Professor at Penn State Law. 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, and Political Theology among other journals. He is also a co-editor of Comparative Religious Ethics: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies (Routledge, 2014).

Mark holds a law degree from Stanford Law School and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. After law school, he clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and served as executive director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. 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. 

COVID-19, Neutrality, and the Free Exercise of Religion, 36 J.L. & Relig. (forthcoming 2021)

On Religion’s Specialness, 82 Rev. of Pof. 14 (2019) (symposium piece on Cécile Laborde, Liberalism’s Religion)

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

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.).