Allison Larsen


Allison Orr Larsen is the Alfred Wilson & Mary I.W. Lee Professor of Law at William & Mary where she also directs the Institute for the Bill of Rights Law.  Professor Larsen teaches courses in constitutional law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation. Since joining the William & Mary law faculty in 2010, Larsen has received many awards honoring her teaching and scholarship including the state-wide Outstanding Faculty Award in the “Rising Star” category (Virginia’s highest faculty honor).

Professor Larsen is a scholar of constitutional law and legal institutions, with a focus on how information dynamics affect both. Her work on fact-finding at the Supreme Court has been featured multiple times in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and was also the subject of her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in April 2021.  Larsen has published in the nation’s top law reviews, and her work has been cited by four different U.S. Courts of Appeals.  She appeared with Stephen Colbert as a guest on The Colbert Report to discuss her scholarship on Supreme Court amicus briefs, a subject on which she also testified before the Presidential Commission on Supreme Court Reform.

Allison Larsen

William & Mary Law School; Institute of the Bill of Rights Law

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