Erin F. Delaney

Delaney, Erin F.

Assistant Professor of Law
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (Courtesy)

Phone: (312) 503-0925

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Erin F. Delaney joined the Northwestern faculty in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Law. She holds a courtesy appointment in political science at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Delaney’s teaching and research focus on constitutional design, U.S. constitutional law, and comparative constitutional law, with particular attention to the role of courts in multi-level governance systems.

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • European Union Law
  • Federalism

Selected Publications

  • Becoming Supreme: The Federal Foundation of Judicial Supremacy in 111 columbia law review 1137 (2011) (with Barry Friedman).
  • Book Review in 41 publius 349 (2011) (doi: 10.1093/publius/pjq017) (reviewing ROBERT SCHÜTZE, FROM DUAL TO COOPERATIVE FEDERALISM: THE CHANGING STRUCTURE OF EUROPEAN LAW (2009)).
  • Note, In the Shadow of Article I: Applying a Dormant Commerce Clause Analysis to State Laws Regulating Aliens in 82 new york university law review 1821 (2007).
  • Credit Card Accountability in 73 university of chicago law review 157 (2006) (with Samuel Issacharoff).
  • Managing in a Federal System without an ‘Ultimate Arbiter’: Kompetenz-Kompetenz in the EU and the Ante-bellum United States in 15 regional & federal studies 225 (2005).


  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • PhD, University of Cambridge
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge
  • AB, Harvard College

Prior Appointments

  • Academic Fellow and Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School
  • Law Clerk, Hon. David H. Souter, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Summer Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Research Officer, The European Constitution Project, The Federal Trust for Education and Research
  • Wiener-Anspach Visiting Research Fellow, L’Institut des Etudes Européennes, L’Université Libre de Bruxelles