David Strauss has published articles on a variety of subjects, principally in constitutional law and related areas. He is the author of The Living Constitution (2010), and along with UChicago scholars Geoffrey Stone and Dennis Hutchinson, serves as editor of the Supreme Court Review.
The faculty director of the Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at the Law School, Strauss has argued 19 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1990, he served as Special Counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate. He is a member of the national board of directors of the American Constitution Society. In addition to his current teaching interests—constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, elements of the law and administrative law—he has taught civil procedure and torts.