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Eliot Tracz
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Areas of Expertise
  • Property Law
  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Civil Litigation

Eliot Tracz

Assistant Professor of Law


JD, DePaul University College of Law
BA, Coe College

Professional Background

Professor Eliot Tracz previously served as associate general counsel in the office of Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan of Minnesota.

Prior to that, he was an associate attorney at Dunlap & Seeger P.A., and also taught as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Professor Tracz frequently publishes on topics under the constitutional law umbrella.

Featured Publications

Censorship, Least Cost Avoiders, and Common Sense, New England Law Review Faculty Blog (2024)

We Were Born This Way: The Fourteenth Amendment and Immutability, New England Law Review Faculty Blog (2024)

Gender. Identity. Property?, 35 UC Law SF Journal on Gender and Justice (2024)

Textualism and the Living Constitution, 60 Idaho Law Review (2024)

Medical Revolt and the Abandonment of the Dutch Protocol: Comparative Views on the Provision of Gender-Affirming Care to Children, 34 Indiana International & Comparative Law Review (2024)

Drag: Art. Obscenity. Crime., 23 Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal (2024)

Politics aside, the unsealing of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant is a victory for the rule of law, The Hill (2022)

The law failed the victims of the Club Q shooting: Here are 3 ways we can honor their memory, The Hill (2022)

Words and Their Meanings: The Role of Textualism in the Progressive Toolbox, 45 Seton Hall Leg. J. (2021)

What Next for the Indirect Purchaser Rule?, 51 Cumberland L. Rev. (2020)

Towards a Preamble Based Theory of Constitutional Interpretation, 56 Gonzaga L. Rev. (2020)

Three Strikes and You Pay: Does the Prison Litigation Reform Act’s Three Strikes Provision Allow Prisoners to Appeal Their Third Strike In Forma Pauperis?, 95 U. North Dakota L. Rev. (2020)

Revisiting the Right to a Speedy Trial: Reconciling the Sixth Amendment and the Speedy Trial Act, 47 Capital U. L. Rev. (2019)

Doctrinal Evolution and the Living Constitution, 42 U. Dayton L. Rev. (2018)

Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?: An Economic Approach to the Common Heritage Problem in Outer Space, 16 Issues in Aviation L. & Pol’y (2016)