Kermit Roosevelt

Kermit Roosevelt is the David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania. He works in a diverse range of fields, focusing on constitutional law and conflict of laws. He has published scholarly books in both fields.

His work, Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press, 2010) offers an accessible analytical overview of conflicts. The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (Yale, 2006) sets out standards by which citizens can determine whether the Supreme Court is abusing its authority to interpret the Constitution.

He has published articles in the Virginia Law ReviewMichigan Law Review, and Columbia Law Review, among others.

He is also the author of two novels, In the Shadow of the Law (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005) and Allegiance (Regan Arts, 2015).

In 2014, he was selected by the American Law Institute as the Reporter for the Third Restatement of Conflict of Laws.