Stewart Jay

  • Pendleton Miller Endowed Chair Emeritus of Law



Stewart Jay


A.B. 1973, Georgetown University J.D. 1976, Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Bill of Rights

Selected Publications

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Books or Treatises

  • Stewart Jay, Mortal Words: A History of the U.S. Constitution: Volume 1, Origins to World War II (Carolina Academic Press forthcoming).
  • Stewart Jay, Most Humble Servants: The Advisory Role of Early Judges (Yale University Press 1997). 302 pages.

Book Chapters

  • Stewart Jay, John Jay, in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law 291-92 (Yale University Press 2009).

Book Reviews

  • Stewart Jay, Seriatim: The Supreme Court Before John Marshall, 57 Wm. & Mary Q. 235-37 (2000) (book review).
  • Stewart Jay, The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justiceships of John Hay and Oliver Ellsworth, 16 Law & Hist. Rev. 186-88 (1998) (book review).
  • Stewart Jay, The Rehabilitation of Samuel Chase, 41 Buff. L. Rev. 273-308 (1993) (reviewing Stephen B. Presser, The Original Misunderstanding: The English, the Americans and the Dialectic of Federalist Jurisprudence (1991)).
  • Stewart Jay, The World According to Judge Posner, 73 Geo. L. J. 1507-44 (1985) (reviewing Richard A. Posner, The Federal Courts: Crisis and Reform (1985)).

Professional Publications

  • Stewart Jay, Washington Civil Procedure (Outline), BAR/BRI (1983).

News Media

  • Stewart M. Jay, Middle Man: The Nation Is at a Critical Juncture, and the Direction of the Constitution Comes Down to One Justice, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 22, 2007, at I1.
  • Stewart M. Jay, Editorial, Pharmacists Must Dispense Plan B, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Aug. 23, 2006, at B7.
  • Stewart Jay, Editorial, In or Out of Court, Bartell Had No Defense, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 14, 2001, at B6.
  • Stewart M. Jay, Divided We Stand -- When Justices Didn't Agree This Past Term, They Really Didn't Agree, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 20, 1997, at E1.
  • Janis Bianchi, Richard Hemstad & Stewart Jay, Editorial, Anti-120 Side Fooled Some of the People, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dec. 21, 1991, at A9.

  • Panelist, with The Right to Choose--The US Perspective, The Human Right to Family Planning, (October 9, 2015)
  • Speaker, "Mischief: The Promise and Perils of Judicial Review", Installation as the Pendleton Miller Chair in Law, University of Washington School of Law (February 27, 2013)
  • Moderator, "Panel discussing the limits of law in nineteenth century legal history", Annual Meeting, Organization of American Historians (January 1, 2008)
  • "Justice O’Connor’s View on Abortion", Conference on Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Arizona State University (October 18, 2007)
  • "TVA v. Hill", Of Salmon, the Sound, and the Shifting Sands of Environmental Law -- A National Perspective with a Look Forward at the Career of Bill Rodgers and the Power of Ideas, University of Washington School of Law (April 21, 2007)
  • "Women's Healthcare Update", Continuing Medical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine (March 1, 2007)
  • "Colloquium on Partial-Birth Abortions", (May 31, 2006)
  • "Public Interest and the Nineteenth Century Constitution", Faculty Colloquium, University of Washington School of Law (March 8, 2006)