May, Christopher N.

Christopher N. May

Distinguished Retired Faculty

Christopher N. May, Distinguished Retired Faculty

Courses Taught

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • US Supreme Court Seminar


  • AB, cum laude, Harvard University
  • LLB, Yale University


While in law school, Christopher May was a member of the Board of Editors of the Yale Law Journal. After graduation, he served as director of research for the National Institute for Education in Law and Poverty in Chicago. May then served as staff attorney for the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation. He joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 1973 and served as associate dean from 1975-79. He is the recipient of the 1989 Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Award for his book In the Name of War: Judicial Review and the War Powers Since 1918. (Harvard University Press, 1989).

Selected Scholarship

  • Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism (with Allan Ides) (Aspen, 4th ed. 2007)
  • Constitutional Law: Individual Rights (with Allan Ides) (Aspen, 4th ed. 2007)
  • Civil Procedure: Cases and Problems (with Allan Ides) (Aspen, 2nd ed., 2006)
  • Presidential Defiance of "Unconstitutional" Laws: Reviving the Royal Prerogative (Greenwood Press, 1998)