Derek T. Muller

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Biographical Information


Open-Access Resource

Derek T. Muller, Rules and Laws for Civil Actions, with Stella Burch Elias, Jason Rantanen, Caroline Sheerin, and Maya Steinitz. Iowa City: Iowa PressBooks, 2023.

Book Chapters

Derek T. Muller, "Simplifying Presidential Elections," in THE BEST CANDIDATE: PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION IN POLARIZED TIMES 105 (Eugene D. Mazo & Michael R. Dimino eds., Cambridge University Press 2020), 21 pages.


Derek T. Muller, "The Secret Sauce: Examining Law Schools That Overperform on the Bar Exam," with Christopher J. Ryan, Jr., 75 Florida Law Review 65 (2023), 52 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "Faith in Elections," 36 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 641 (2022), 19 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "The Electoral College and the Federal Popular Vote," 15 Harvard Law & Policy Review 129 (2021), 16 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "Electoral Votes Regularly Given," 55 Georgia Law Review 1529 (2021), 24 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "Twenty-Third Amendment Problems Confronting District of Columbia Statehood," Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy Per Curiam, Sept. 3, 2021, 12 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "Reducing Election Litigation," 90 Fordham Law Review 561 (2021), 22 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "Chameleon Congressional Districts," 64 Saint Louis University Law Journal 673 (2020), 12 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "Governing Elections Without Law," 100 Boston University Law Review Online 278 (2020), 5 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "Brnovich v. DNC: Election Litigation Migrates from Federal Courts to the Political Process," 2020-2021 Cato Supreme Court Review 217, 20 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "Weaponizing the Ballot," 48 Florida State University Law Review 61 (2020), 72 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “The Democracy Ratchet," 94 Indiana Law Journal.451 (2019), 50 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "The High Cost of Lowering the Bar," with Robert Anderson IV, 31 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 307 (2019), 21 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "Nonjudicial Solutions to Partisan Gerrymandering," 62 Howard Law Journal 791 (2019), 19 pages.
Derek T. Muller, "The Past, Present, and Future of Federalism: A Symposium Introduction," 46 Pepperdine Law Review i (2019), 7 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “Legal Quandaries in the Alabama Senate Election of 2017," 69 Alabama Law Review 983 (2018), 14 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “What’s Old Is New Again: The Nineteenth Century Voter Registration Debates and Lessons About Voter Identification Disputes," 56 Washburn Law Journal 109 (2017), 15 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “Ballot Speech," 58 Arizona Law Review. 693 (2016), 62 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “Legislative Delegations and the Elections Clause," 43 Florida State University Law Review 717 (2016), 26 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “'Natural Born' Disputes in the 2016 Presidential Election," 85 Fordham Law Review 1097 (2016), 16 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “Perpetuating “One Person, One Vote” Errors," 39 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 371 (2016), 27 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “Scrutinizing Federal Electoral Qualifications," 90 Indiana Law Journal 559 (2015), 55 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “The Play in the Joints of the Election Clauses," 13 Election Law Journal 310 (2014), 12 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “Judicial Review of Congressional Power Before and After Shelby County v. Holder," 8 Charleston Law Review 287 (2013), 33 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “Invisible Federalism and the Electoral College," 44 Arizona State Law Journal 1237 (2012), 57 pages.
Derek T. Muller, “More Thoughts on the Compact Clause and the National Popular Vote: A Response to Professor Hendricks," 7 Election Law Journal 227 (2008).
Derek T. Muller, “The Compact Clause and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact," 6 Election Law Journal 372 (2007).
Derek T. Muller, "Note, 'As Much Upon Tradition as Upon Principle': A Critique of the Privilege of Necessity Destruction Under the Fifth Amendment, 82 Notre Dame Law Review 481 (2006), 46 pages.

Short Essays

Derek T. Muller, “Cyber Interference in Elections and Federal Agency Action," Harvard Law Review Blog (Oct. 29, 2018).
Derek T. Muller, "Three Divergent Election-Law Decisions in the Early Trump Administration," 2017 University of Illinois Law Review Online: Trump 100 Days (Apr. 29, 2017).
Derek T. Muller, “Complexity Confronting State Judges and the Right to Vote," 77 Ohio State Law Journal Furthermore 65 (2016).
Derek T. Muller, “Evenwel v. Abbott: A New Attempt to Define “One Person, One Vote,” George Washington Law Review Docket (Apr. 5, 2016).
Derek T. Muller, “Disfavored Candidates and the Democracy Canon," 65 Florida Law Review Forum 53 (2013).
Derek T. Muller, "Compact Clause," in American Governance. Stephen Schechter, ed., Macmillan US 2016.