Bernadette Meyler is Professor of Law and English at Cornell University, where she teaches a range of courses on constitutional law and law and the humanities. She has also taught at Stanford as the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights and at Princeton as the inaugural Mellon/LAPA Fellow in Law and the Humanities. Professor Meyler is currently completing two book projects, Common Law Originalism (under contract, Yale UP) and Theaters of Pardoning: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty from Shakespeare to Hobbes. She has previously published in a number of legal and literary journals, including Diacritics, Theory and Event, the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, and the Cornell, Stanford, and UCLA Law Reviews. She received a Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies and a Chancellor's Fellowship to complete her doctorate in English at the University of California, Irvine. Following law school at Stanford, she clerked for the Hon. Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.