Alan TarrAlan Tarr
Board of Governors Professor Emeritus
Director, Center for State Constitutional Studies
Vita (PDF File)


  • Ph.D., Chicago
  • M.A., Chicago
  • B.A., Holy Cross


  • Constitutional law, the judicial process, and political theory

Research and Publications

  • Professor Tarr’s current research program focuses on American state constitutions, on judicial selection, and on federalism.
  • He is the author of several books, most recently “Without Fear or Favor: Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability in the States”