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Zachary Price

Professor of Law

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Professor Zachary S. Price teaches and writes about constitutional law, administrative law, and criminal and civil law enforcement. His book Constitutional Symmetry: Judging in a Divided Republic is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in summer 2024. His scholarly articles include “Faithful Execution in the Fifty States” in the Georgia Law Review, “Congress’s Power Over Military Offices” in the Texas Law Review, “Funding Restrictions and Separation of Powers” in the Vanderbilt Law Review, “Enforcement Discretion and Executive Duty” in the Vanderbilt Law Review, and “NAMUDNO’s Non-Existent Principle of State Equality” in the New York University Law Review Online.  Professor Price has also contributed to publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Scotusblog, Notice and Comment, Administrative and Regulatory News, Law and Liberty, Balkinization, the Supreme Court of California Blog, the State and Local Government Blog, and the Take Care Blog. In fall 2023, Professor Price was the Bruce Bromley Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Professor Price has taught at UC Law SF since 2013 and currently holds the Eucalyptus Foundation Endowed Chair. He joined UC Law SF following a fellowship at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, and before entering academics, he served for three years as an attorney in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. He has also worked as a litigator in private practice and clerked for Judge Catherine C. Blake of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude and from Stanford University with honors and distinction.


  • Harvard Law School
    J.D. (Magna Cum Laude), Law

  • Stanford University
    With Honors and Distinction, Humanities


  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Constitutional Law II