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Derek A. Webb, Esq.

Webb_Derek_WEB.jpgDerek A. Webb, is a fellow at the Stanford University Constitutional Law Center. He received his JD from Georgetown University in 2012, where he focused on constitutional law, appellate litigation, legal history and theory. He was a member of Georgetown's two-person moot court team, which won the 2012 William B. Spong Moot Court Tournament hosted by William and Mary Law School, the longest running constitutional law-themed moot court competition in the country. He also received the competition's Best Brief Award for the Respondent's side. While in law school he was the recipient of six Cali awards for best papers in six different classes.  He has completed summer clerkships with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

After earning his BA in philosophy from Yale University, Webb pursued a PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame, focusing his graduate studies and research on American political thought. He co-edited a book with his dissertation director, Michael Zuckert, on the constitutional ratification debates in New York and received two university-wide teaching awards. He was the inaugural Wilson Carey McWilliams Fellow in American Politics and Political Theory at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, and received subsequent fellowships at the University of Virginia's Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy and Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. 

A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Webb is a devoted Phillies fan and has high hopes for the 76ers' return to basketball glory.