Paul A. Diller
Paul Diller’s research focuses on local government, policy innovation, and related issues of state and federal constitutional law. He has also written on national security law, particularly the rights of detained individuals. His scholarly work has appeared in, among other journals, the Stanford Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal. In 2010 and 2013, Diller received Willamette Law’s Robert L. Misner Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship. In recent years, Diller has worked on local obesity prevention policy with a leading nonprofit public health organization. Diller currently teaches State and Local Government, State Constitutional Law, and Property.
A native of New Jersey, Diller clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit after law school. Following his clerkship, he was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Diller is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, New York, and New Jersey bars.
When not working, Diller might be found playing (or just watching) baseball, snowboarding, drinking coffee, or spending time with his family.
- "Why Do Cities Innovate in Public Health? Implications of Scale and Structure," 91 Wash. U. L. Rev.__(forthcoming 2014).
- "Combating Obesity with a Right to Nutrition," 101 Geo. L.J. 969-1021 (2013).
- "The City and the Private Right of Action," 64 Stan. L. Rev. 1109-72 (2012).
- "Regulating Food Retail for Obesity Prevention: How Far Can Cities Go?" (with Samantha Graff), 39 J.L. Med. & Ethics (Supp.) 89-93 (2011).
- "Habeas and (Non-)Delegation," 77 U. Chi. L. Rev. 585-655 (2010).
- "The Partly Fulfilled Promise of Home Rule in Oregon," 87 Or. L. Rev. 939-78 (2009) (symposium).
- "When Congress Passes an Intentionally Unconstitutional Law: The Military Commissions Act of 2006," 61 SMU L. Rev. 281-335 (2008).
- "Intrastate Preemption," 87 B.U. L. Rev. 1113-76 (2007).