Neil Kinkopf

Neil Kinkopf

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Neil Kinkopf is a professor of constitutional law at the Georgia State University College of Law.  He is the co-author of Separation of Powers Law: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2018), the leading casebook on the subject of separation of powers.  Prof. Kinkopf has written numerous academic articles on constitutional law with a focus on the law of presidential power.  He has also taught at the law schools at Case Western Reserve and Duke Universities.  Neil teaches courses on constitutional law, civil procedure, and legislation.

In addition to his academic work, Neil has had significant experience as an adviser on issues of law and policy.  During the Obama Administration, he held an appointment in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy.  During the Clinton Administration, Neil was an adviser in the White House Counsel’s Office, to Attorney General Janet Reno, and in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.  There his practice focused on issues of presidential power.  During President Clinton’s impeachment trial, he was counselor to then-Senator Joe Biden.  Neil also served on both the Clinton and Obama transition teams.