Faculty Profiles - Emeriti

William T. Mayton

William T. Mayton

Thomas J. Simmons Professor of Law Emeritus

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional and Administrative Law

William T. Mayton taught constitutional and administrative law at Emory Law. After graduating from law school at Columbia University, he practiced law in Washington, DC and Palo Alto, California, and served as assistant counsel to the United States Senate Select Committee (the Watergate Committee).

Professor Mayton is the author of numerous articles on constitutional and administrative law and on the First Amendment, including the textbook Administrative Law (published by West Publishing Co., 1992).

Education: BS, University of South Carolina, 1963; JD, Columbia University, 1972


Administrative Law (Hornbook Series) (3rd ed., West 2014) (with Alfred C. Aman)

Journal Articles

The Myth of 527 Organizations, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 05-15 (2005)

Recess Appointments and an Independent Judiciary, 20 Constitutional Commentary 515 (2004)

The Fate of Lesser Voices: Calhoun v. Wechsler on Federalism, 32 Wake Forest Law Review 1083 (1997)

Buying-Up Speech: Active Government and the Terms of the First and Fourteenth Amendments, 3 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 373 (1994)

Law Among the Pleonasms: The Futility and Aconstitutionality of Legislative History in Statutory Interpretation, 41 Emory Law Journal 113 (1992)