Alan Madry

Emeritus Professor of Law
(414) 288-5374
Areas of Law:

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Professional Memberships: 
Michigan Bar
Other Courses Taught: 
S: Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Land Use Planning, Property


Prior to joining the faculty in 1990, Professor Madry was the Abraham A. Mitchell Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was associated with the Wharton Real Estate Center. Following law school, he clerked for judge John Feikens, Chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Judge Pierce Lively of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Madry has been a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School and Associate General Counsel to Wayne State University. Professor Madry is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. He was also a graduate student in the Philosophy Department at the University of Michigan and received his Masters in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has published articles in the Southern California Law Review, the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Missouri Law Review, the Fordham Law Review and Legal Theory, among other places. His research and publications concern the Fourteenth Amendment, the enforcement of constitutional rights, the constitutional protection of private property, the problem of objectivity and determinism in law and ethics, and comparative law. He teaches constitutional law, philosophy of law, land use planning, property, and seminars on the enforcement of constitutional rights and law and religious traditions.


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