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Frank Goodman

Professor of Law

Frank Goodman

Frank Goodman studied philosophy, politics, and economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, receiving a master’s degree, with First Class Honors, in 1956. He earned his law degree from Harvard in 1959.


After clerking for Judge William H. Hastie in the Third Circuit, Goodman practiced entertainment law in Beverly Hills, California from 1960-1962, then worked as a government lawyer, first in the Federal Power Commission (now FERC) and later as an assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States (1962-65). Continue reading…
Frank Goodman studied philosophy, politics, and economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, receiving a master’s degree, with First Class Honors, in 1956. He earned his law degree from Harvard in 1959.


After clerking for Judge William H. Hastie in the Third Circuit, Goodman practiced entertainment law in Beverly Hills, California from 1960-1962, then worked as a government lawyer, first in the Federal Power Commission (now FERC) and later as an assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States (1962-65). In 1965 he joined the law faculty of the University of California at Berkeley and taught there until 1972. Returning to Washington, he served as Research Director of the Administrative Conference of the United States before coming to Penn Law in 1973.


Goodman teaches mainly in the fields of constitutional law and federal courts. He has also taught a variety of other courses, ranging from legal philosophy and administrative law to environmental, sports, and welfare law.

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Expertise

  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Jurisprudence
  • Administrative Law

Articles and Book Chapters

Mark Tushnet on Liberal Constitutional Theory: Mission Impossible, 137 U. PA. L. REV. 2259 (1989).

Judge Friendly's Contributions to Securities Law and Criminal Procedure: "Moderation is all," 133 U. PA. L. REV. 10 (1984).

Professor Brest on State Action and Liberal Theory, 130 U. PA. L. REV. 1331 (1982).

Some Reflections on the Supreme Court and School Desegregation, in Yarmolinsky, Liebman, and Schelling, eds., RACE AND SCHOOLING IN THE CITY 45 (1981).

The Desegregation Dilemma: A Vote For Voluntarism, 1979 WASH. U. L. Q. 407 (1979).

SOCIAL SECURITY HEARINGS AND APPEALS (with MASHAW, GOETZ, SCHWARTZ, VERKUIL, and CARROW) (1978).

Judicial Review of Federal Administrative Action: Quest for the Optimum Forum, (With D. P. CURRIE) 75 COLUM. L. REV. 1 (January 1975).

Procedural Aspects of the Consumer Product Safety Act, (with A. SCALIA) 20 UCLA L. REV. 899 (June 1973).

DeFacto School Segregation: A Constitutional and Empirical Analysis, 60 CAL. L. REV. 275 (March 1972).

More publications can be found here.

Research Areas

  • Constitutional Theory
  • Federalism

Positions

Penn Law - Professor of Law (1976- ); Visiting (1973-75)

Administrative Conference of the United States - Director of Research (1972-73)

University of California, Berkeley - Acting Professor (1965-72)

Assistant to Solicitor General of the United States (1962-65)

Federal Power Commission - Special Assistant to General Counsel (1962)

Law Clerk to the Hon. William H. Hastie, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1959-60)

Courses

  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Constitutional Theory

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