Gordon Young

Professor Emeritus of Law

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  • BA, 1967, Rollins College
  • JD, 1970, New York University
  • LLM, 1972, Harvard University

In 1971–72 Professor Young served as law clerk for Judge John J. Gibbons of the U. S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit. He then practiced law in New York City for several years before joining the faculty of Syracuse University College of Law.

He became a member of the Maryland law faculty in 1979. His primary interests are in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law and federal jurisdiction. He has published articles dealing with administrative law, federalism, federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, corporate governance and criminal procedure. He is a member of the American Law Institute.


United States v. Klein, Then and Now, 44 Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal 265 (2012). Abstract

Justifying Motive Analysis in Judicial Review, 17 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 191 (2008). Abstract

Youngstown, Hamdan and "Inherent" Emergency Presidential Policymaking Powers, 66 Maryland Law Review 787 (2007). Abstract

Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina State Ports Authority: Small Iceberg or Just the Tip?, 47 Saint Louis University Law Journal 971 (2003). Abstract

Is It Ever Too Late for Innocence? Finality, Efficiency, and Claims of Innocence, 64 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 263 (2003) (with others). Abstract

The Significance of Border Crossings: Lopez, Morrison and the Fate of Congressional Power to Regulate Goods and Transactions Connected with Them, Based on Prior Passage Through Interstate Commerce, 61 Maryland Law Review 177 (2002). Abstract

Enforcement of Federal Private Rights Against States after Alden v. Maine: The Importance of Hutto v. Finney and Compensation via Civil Contempt Proceedings, 59 Maryland Law Review 440 (2000). Abstract

Comment: Seminole Tribe v. Florida, 56 Maryland Law Review 1411 (1997). Abstract

Judicial Review of Informal Agency Action on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the APA: The Alleged Demise and Actual Status of Overton Park's Requirement of Judicial Review 'On the Record,' 10 Administrative Law Journal of the American University 1101 (1996). Abstract

A Critical Reassessment of the Case Law Bearing on Congress’s Power to Restrict the Jurisdiction of the Lower Federal Courts, 54 Maryland Law Review 132 (1995). Abstract

Federal Court Abstention and State Administrative Law from Burford to Ankenbrandt: Fifty Years of Judicial Federalism Under Burford v. Sun Oil Co. and Kindred Doctrines, 42 DePaul Law Review 859 (1993). Abstract

Public Rights and the Federal Judicial Power: From Murray's Lessee through Crowell to Schor, 35 Buffalo Law Review 765 (1987). Abstract

Some Reflections on Gramm-Rudman-Hollings, 45 Maryland Law Review 1 (1986). Abstract

Equal Divisions in the Supreme Court: History, Problems, and Proposals, 62 North Carolina Law Review 29 (1983) (with William Reynolds). Abstract

Congressional Regulation of Federal Courts' Jurisdiction and Processes: United States v. Klein Revisited, 1981 Wisconsin Law Review, 1189.

Taking Seventh Amendment Rights Seriously, 45 Brooklyn Law Review 1145 (1979).

Federal Corporate Law, Federalism and the Federal Courts, Law and Contemporary Problems, Summer 1977, at 146, reprinted as revised in Corporations at the Crossroads: Governance and Reform (Deborah A. DeMott ed., 1980). Abstract

The War in Southeast Asia: A Legal Position Paper, 45 New York University Law Review 695 (1970) (with others). Abstract

Note, Due Process Considerations in Police Show-up Practices, 44 New York University Law Review 377 (1969), reprinted in 6 Criminal Law Bulletin 373 (1970). Abstract