Exploring the Scope of Presidential Power

Leading the conversation on presidential authority and its limits

What is the scope of a president’s powers? And how can one participate in the political process?

UW Law engages not only with students but with members of the public in exploring pressing issues of presidential power. Among UW Law’s efforts is the publication of a new book by professors Kathryn Watts and Lisa Manheim called The Limits of Presidential Power: A Citizen’s Guide to the Law.

Learn more about presidential power and explore UW Law’s resources

This smart and indispensable guide begins where old-fashioned civics leaves off, and talks to troubled and puzzled Americans as adults.
— Linda Greenhouse, Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Pulitzer Prize–winning Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times