Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber
Professor of Law
Tilton Hall of Law 161
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
Constitutional Law, American Legal History
Employee degree:

BA, College of William & Mary

PHD, University of Virginia

JD, University of Virginia


Scott Douglas Gerber joined the ONU Law faculty in 2001. He is also an associated scholar at Brown University’s Political Theory Project and a member of the Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has published nine books and more than 180 articles, book reviews, op-eds, and sundry pieces. He has made approximately 100 presentations, including at Harvard Law School, Princeton University, Stanford Law School, and Columbia Law School. He is a four-time winner of the Fowler V. Harper Award for excellence in legal scholarship and a three-time recipient of the Daniel S. Guy Award for excellence in legal journalism. In 2020, he was awarded the inaugural Christopher Collier Prize from the Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society.


Courses taught:

Constitutional Law, American Legal History


Recent publications:

A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787 (Oxford University Press)

First Principles: The Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas (New York University Press)

To Secure These Rights: The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Interpretation (New York University Press)


Current CV

Scott's Website