Richard Primus, the Theodore J. St. Antoine Collegiate Professor of Law, teaches the law, theory, and history of the U.S. Constitution. In 2008, he won the first-ever Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies for his work on the relationship between history and constitutional interp​retation.

His writing has appeared in many leading law reviews as well as in The New York TimesThe AtlanticPoliticoThe New Republic, and Foreign Affairs, and his scholarship has been cited in opinions of the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Primus works with constitutional law on the state level as well as the federal. He has helped state governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses solve practical problems involving state-level constitutional law, both in Michigan and in other states.

He practiced law at the Washington, D.C., office of Jenner & Block before joining the Michigan Law faculty in 2001.