Luke Norris

Assistant Professor of Law


Luke Norris joined the Richmond Law faculty in 2018. He previously served as a visiting assistant professor at Cardozo Law School and a fellow at the Center for Constitutional Governance at Columbia Law School. His scholarship relates to civil procedure, labor and employment law, constitutional law, and welfare law. Luke’s two most recent articles, both published in the NYU Law Review, explore how labor concerns shaped the rise of the modern system of civil procedure. Luke clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack and Judge Guido Calabresi, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, his M.Sc. from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and his B.A. from Gettysburg College.

Bar Admissions

New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor (2018-Present)
University of Richmond School of Law

Visiting Assistant Professor (2017-2018)
Cardozo Law School

Fellow, Center for Constitutional Governance (2017-2018)
Columbia Law School

Associate in Law (2015-2017)
Columbia Law School

Litigation Associate (2014-2015)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Clerk (2013-2014)
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge Guido Calabresi

Clerk (2012-2013)
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge Robert D. Sack



The Parity Principle, 93 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 101 (2018).

Labor and the Origins of Civil Procedure, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 462 (2017).

Constitutional Economics, 28 Yale J.L. & Human. 1 (2016).

Narrative and the Origins of Law, 5 Law & Human. 11 (2011) (with Allison Tait).


J.D., Yale Law School

M.Sc., Oxford University

B.A., Gettysburg College

Contact Information

Room 225, Law School
(804) 287-6450
(804) 289-8992 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure
Labor Law
Employment Law
Constitutional Law