A nationally recognized scholar in the areas of professional responsibility and law and humanities, Norman W. Spaulding’s research focuses on the history of the American legal profession. In 2004 the Association of American Law Schools presented him with its Outstanding Scholarly Paper Prize for “Constitution as Counter-Monument: Federalism, Reconstruction and the Problem of Collective Memory,” which was published in the Columbia Law Review. In 2010 he served as the Covington & Burling Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. In 2014, he received the John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2005, he was a professor of law at the UC Berkeley School of Law and an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he did environmental litigation. Professor Spaulding, JD ’97, served as a law clerk to Judge Betty B. Fletcher (BA ’43) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Thelton Henderson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.