Professor of Law
University of Arizona
Andrew Coan is a Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona, where he teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and related subjects. His scholarly interests include constitutional law, institutional choice, and legal theory. A central goal of his scholarship is to ground normative theory firmly in the empirical realities of American law and politics.
Coan is the author of two books, Rationing the Constitution (Harvard University Press 2019) and Prosecuting the President (Oxford University Press 2018). The former explains how judicial capacity shapes Supreme Court decision-making. The latter explains how special prosecutors hold Presidents accountable and protect the rule of law. Coan’s work has also appeared in Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. He frequently appears in the national media and has contributed articles to The Atlantic, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and USA Today.
Professor Coan received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated first in his class, and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He then clerked for Judge Richard Posner and returned to Stanford Law School as the inaugural James C. Gaither Fellow. He joined the Wisconsin law faculty in 2008 and the James E. Rogers College of Law in 2014. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School.