Professor Strang joined the faculty at the University of Toledo College of Law in 2008, was granted tenure in 2010, and was named John W. Stoepler Professor of Law & Values in 2015. Before that, he was a visiting Professor at Michigan State University College of Law. A graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was Articles Editor of the Iowa Law Review and Order of the Coif, Professor Strang also holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. During the fall, 2015, Professor Strang was a visiting scholar at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. In 2016, he was appointed to the Ohio Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The University of Toledo awarded Professor Strang its Outstanding Faculty Research and Scholarship Award in 2017. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Professor Strang was a visiting fellow at the James Madison Program at Princeton University.
Prior to teaching, Professor Strang served as a judicial clerk for Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was also an associate for Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago, where he practiced in general and appellate litigation.
A prolific scholar, Professor Strang has published over three dozen articles and essays in the fields of constitutional law and interpretation, property law, and religion and the First Amendment. Most recently he published Originalism’s Promise: A Natural Law Account of the American Constitution (Cambridge University Press 2019). Among other scholarly projects, he is currently editing the third edition of his unique, multi-volume, “modular” case book Federal Constitutional Law for Carolina Academic Press, and writing a book on the history of Catholic legal education A Light Unseen: The History of Catholic Legal Education in the United States (with John M. Breen).
Professor Strang is a frequent presenter at scholarly conferences. He is a regular participant in debates at law schools across the country, contributor to the media, and speaker to political, civic, and religious groups. He also consults with attorneys on a wide variety of constitutional law issues including free speech and religious exercise, and property law topics.