Amanda Tyler
Professor of Law
Boalt Hall School of Law
(510) 664-4986

Research Expertise and Interest

federal courts, separation of powers, habeas corpus, statutory interpretation, civil procedure, the emergency Constitution


Amanda L. Tyler is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.  She was previously a member of the faculty of the George Washington University Law School and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, and the University of Virginia School of Law. Tyler’s research and teaching interests include the Supreme Court, federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure, and statutory interpretation. Tyler recently joined as a co-editor of Hart and Wechsler’s The Federal Courts and the Federal System (Foundation Press) (with Richard H. Fallon, Jr., Jack L. Goldsmith, John F. Manning, and David L. Shapiro) and she is at work on a book exploring how the writ of habeas corpus has functioned historically in times of war.  Recent publications include: A “Second Magna Carta”: The English Habeas Corpus Act and the Statutory Origins of the Habeas Privilege, 91 Notre Dame Law Review __ (forthcoming 2016); Habeas Corpus and the American Revolution, 103 California Law Review 635 (2015); and The Forgotten Core Meaning of the Suspension Clause, 125 Harvard Law Review 901 (2012).

Tyler holds a degree in Public Policy, with honors and distinction, from Stanford University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. At Stanford, she played on the Division I Women’s Soccer Team.  At Harvard, she served as Treasurer of the Harvard Law Review and won the George Leisure Award for Best Oralist in the James Barr Ames Moot Court Finals. Prior to entering academia, Tyler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Guido Calabresi at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court of the United States. She also practiced as an associate with the law firm of Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C.

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