"In Praise of Bobbitt" 72 Tex. L. Rev. 1703 (1994)
Although I have never sat in his classroom, Philip Bobbitt has been one of my greatest teachers. His book Constitutional Fate is one of a handful of truly towering works of constitutional theory in the last half century. On my shelf, it sits exactly where it belongs-alongside other classics such as Hart and Wechsler's The Federal Courts and the Federal System, Charles Black's Structure and Relationship in Constitutional Law, Larry Tribe's American Constitutional Law, John Hart Ely's Democracy and Distrust, and Bruce Ackerman's We the People. In my view, Bobbitt and this inspiring book have yet to get the praise they deserve.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Amar, Akhil Reed, "In Praise of Bobbitt" (1994). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 977.