B.A., Princeton University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
Stewart Harris graduated from Princeton University in 1983. In his sophomore year,
he was selected for admission to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International
Affairs, a multidisciplinary program spanning the Departments of Politics, History,
Sociology and Economics. His independent work at the Wilson School focused primarily
upon international security and nuclear weapons policy.
Professor Harris graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986,
where he won the Law School’s Edwin R. Keedy moot court championship.
He then worked for the federal government in Washington, DC, where he spent four years
on Capitol Hill advising the Army Corps of Engineers on civil works projects throughout
the continental United States. His duties included drafting congressional testimony
for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.
Professor Harris subsequently worked for a large private law firm before establishing
his own law practice in Florida, where he focused upon environmental, civil rights,
and First Amendment litigation. He notably obtained a half-million dollars for a public
official who had been libeled by a newspaper.
In 1999, Professor Harris began teaching at the University of Florida College of Law.
From 2001 to 2016, he taught at the Appalachian School of Law, where he earned the
Faculty Scholarship Award and multiple awards for teaching. For several years, he
taught Constitutional Law during the summer semester at the University of Tennessee
College of Law. In 2016, he started teaching at the Duncan School of Law.
In 2011, Professor Harris created a public radio show, Your Weekly Constitutional, which is produced at WETS-FM, the NPR affiliate in Johnson City, Tennessee, and
syndicated nationally. YWC is underwritten by the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution
at Montpelier, the historic home of the Father of the Constitution, James Madison.
The show is on Facebook and Twitter, and podcasts are available on iTunes and Spotify.
Stewart and his wife, Priscilla, have two sons: Tom, an honors graduate of Caltech,
and Ben, who is currently a PhD candidate at MIT.