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Mark Storslee

Associate Professor of Law


Mark Storslee is an associate professor at Emory University School of Law. He is also an affiliated faculty member and McDonald Distinguished Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion. At Emory, Storslee teaches courses on constitutional law, the federal courts, and the First Amendment.

Storslee’s research explores topics in constitutional law, American legal history, and the interaction between law and culture. Among other subjects, his work focuses especially on the meaning of the First Amendment's protections for religious freedom and questions concerning free speech protections. Storslee has published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Review of Politics, the Journal of Law & Religion, and other periodicals. He is also a co-editor of a four-volume collection, Comparative Religious Ethics: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies (2014).

In 2020, Storslee received the Harold Berman Award for Excellence in Scholarship by the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools. His work is also frequently cited in judicial opinions and legal briefs, including before the United States Supreme Court. Storslee has also received student-initiated teaching awards, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences and law schools. Among other venues, Storslee has presented his research to audiences at Stanford Law School, Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Georgetown Law, George Washington Law School, and Notre Dame Law School.

Storslee holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. He also holds masters degrees from Duke University and the University of Edinburgh, as well as a BA from Furman University. After law school, Storslee clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the United States Court of Appeals, and later for Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch on the United States Supreme Court. Before joining the Emory faculty, Storslee held other academic appointments and served as executive director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School. He has also worked as an appellate litigator.