Professor Hawley’s scholarship focuses on constitutional law, including constitutional structure, history, and theory, as well as law and religion. His recent publications include a major study on the intellectual origins of modern substantive due process and an analysis of the Twelfth Amendment’s role in creating the modern presidency. Professor Hawley is the author of a book on Theodore Roosevelt and the political and constitutional ideas of the progressive movement, entitled Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness (2008). Professor Hawley’s work has been published by Yale University Press, the Texas Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review, and other journals.
Professor Hawley also frequently writes for lay audiences. His writing has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Affairs magazine, among other outlets. He has been a guest on MSNBC, Fox News, PBS, and National Public Radio.
Professor Hawley is a former clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States and Michael W. McConnell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Prior to joining the University of Missouri faculty, Professor Hawley worked as an appellate litigator in the national appellate practice at Hogan Lovells US LLP in Washington, D.C.