Ilan Wurman is an associate professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he teaches administrative law and constitutional law. He writes on administrative law, separation of powers, and constitutionalism, and his academic writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Texas Law Review among other journals. He is also the author of A Debt Against the Living: An Introduction to Originalism (Cambridge 2017), The Second Founding: An Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment (Cambridge 2020), and Administrative Law Theory and Fundamentals: An Integrated Approach (Foundation Press 2021).
Professor Wurman litigates constitutional and administrative law matters. The following are some representative matters:
- Represented several plaintiffs in constitutional challenges to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020
- Represented several bar and restaurant owners in Next Level Arcade Tucson v. Pima County in Pima County, Arizona, successfully arguing that county governments exceeded their delegated authority in imposing curfew
- Represented 130 bar owners in Beaver et al. v. Ducey et al. and Aguila et al. v. Ducey et al. in Arizona State Courts (2020-21), making claims involving nondelegation, separation of powers, and the state privileges or immunities clause
- Authored merits-stage amicus brief on behalf of separation of powers scholars in Seila Law LLC v. CFPB (U.S. Supreme Court, No. 19-7, filed Dec. 16, 2019)
- Authored amicus brief in support of certiorari on behalf of separation of powers scholars in Seila Law LLC v. CFPB (U.S. Supreme Court, No. 19-7, filed July 29, 2019)
- Authored amicus brief on behalf of separation of powers scholars in CFPB v. All American Check Cashing (Fifth Circuit, No. 18-60302, filed July 5, 2018)
- Authored amicus brief in support of certiorari on behalf of administrative law and statutory interpretation scholars in Perez-Guzman v. Sessions (U.S. Supreme Court, No. 17-302, filed Sept. 27, 2017)
- Represented petitioner in Rigoberto Velasquez-Banegas v. Lynch (Seventh Circuit, No. 15-2619), winning case after oral argument in 2-1 opinion
Prior to academia Professor Wurman litigated a number of cases at a Washington, D.C. law firm, was deputy general counsel to Rand Paul’s presidential campaign in 2015, associate counsel to Tom Cotton’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2014, and a law clerk to the honorable Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit between 2013-2014. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Claremont McKenna College.
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