Yale Bulletin and Calendar

June 23, 2000Volume 28, Number 34

Jed Rubenfeld

Rubenfeld named to Law
School's Slaughter chair

Jed Rubenfeld, an expert on constitutional law, jurisprudence and criminal procedure, has been appointed the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law.

A member of Yale's faculty since 1990, Rubenfeld was named a full professor at the Law School in 1994. He is currently a visiting professor at Stanford University School of Law and is the United States representative to the Commission on Democracy Through Law of the Council of Europe.

Rubenfeld is the author of numerous articles and essays published in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Harvard Law Review and other legal journals. A sampling includes "Affirmative Action," "On the Legal Status of the Proposition that 'Life Begins at Conception'," "The Right of Privacy" and "The Moment and the Millennium." He is also the author of the books "Freedom and Time: A Theory of Constitutional Self-Government" (Yale University Press 2000) and "The Right of Privacy" (Keibundo Press 1998).

A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Rubenfeld has presented addresses at the National Conference of the Federalist Society, Washington, D.C.; the Conference on Law and Democracy in Latin America, Mar del Plata, Argentina; the Conference on Legal Meaning at Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa; the Conference on Property Law in the 21st Century, Maastricht, The Netherlands; and the annual national conference of the National Association of Trial Lawyers, New York City.

Rubenfeld received his A.B. in 1980 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude. He trained as an actor at the Juilliard School of the Performing Arts before earning a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1986. Before coming to Yale, Rubenfeld practiced law as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City and as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, and taught at Duke University School of Law as a visiting professor.


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