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Tuan Samahon, Law Professor, Villanova Professors


Tuan Samahon researches federal courts and constitutional law topics at the Villanova University School of Law in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He teaches Constitutional Law I and II, Federal Courts, and Complex Litigation. Tuan Samahon’s published articles have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Hastings Law Journal, and others. His analyses also appear in blogs, such as Concurring Opinions and the Faculty Lounge. In 2009, he presented testimony to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee concerning the constitutionality of policy “czars” in the executive branch. Samahon additionally gives frequent presentations and invited lectures at conferences, workshops, and symposia throughout the country.Before joining the law faculty at Villanova, Tuan Samahon served as a judicial law clerk for federal trial and appellate judges. He also practiced law as an associate in the litigation and international trade practices at Covington & Burling LLP. In 2004, Samahon began teaching law at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as an associate professor. Tuan Samahon joined the Villanova faculty in 2009. He has also taught a short separation-of-powers course at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Work experience

Jul 2009Present

Professor of Law

Villanova University School of Law


Aug 1997May 2000


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