Elected Member

Professor Evan H. Caminker

Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan Law School
University of Californa-Los Angeles, BA
Yale Law School, JD

Evan H. Caminker, the Branch Rickey Collegiate Professor of Law, served as dean of the Law School from 2003 to 2013. During his tenure he helped design and oversee a significant expansion and renovation of the Law School's historic facilities, emphasized and shaped a curricular and co-curricular focus on skills-based and experiential learning, and helped nurture the unique culture at Michigan Law that creates a vibrant and collegial student-faculty community.  Professor Caminker writes, teaches, and litigates about various issues of American constitutional law. His scholarship and professional activities focus on matters concerning individual rights, federalism, and judicial decision-making. He has taught in the fields of appellate advocacy, constitutional law, search and seizure law, federal courts, and civil procedure, and he has lectured widely before various professional, scholarly, and student audiences. Professor Caminker came to Michigan Law from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he was a faculty member from 1991 to 1999. He received his BA in political economy and environmental studies, summa cum laude, from UCLA and his JD from Yale Law School. He clerked for Justice William Brennan Jr. on the U.S. Supreme Court and for the Hon. William Norris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Caminker also practiced law with the Center for Law in the Public Interest in Los Angeles and with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. From May 2000 through January 2001, he served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice.  From 2014-2018 he served (full-time and then part-time) as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the appellate division of the Eastern District of Michigan's USAO. 

Areas of Expertise
Civil Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Constitutional Law
Federal Courts