Robert Post (law professor)

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Robert Charles Post
Born (1947-11-17) November 17, 1947 (age 66)
New York City
Nationality American
Fields Constitutional law
Institutions Yale Law School
Alma mater Harvard College
Yale Law School

Robert Charles Post (born October 17, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY) is dean (since 2009)[1] and a professor of law at Yale Law School.[2]

Post received his A.B. degree from Harvard in 1969 and earned his law degree from Yale in 1977. He then clerked for D.C. Circuit Judge David Bazelon and Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Post subsequently earned a Ph.D. in History of American Civilization from Harvard University, worked briefly in private practice, and started his career in law teaching at Berkeley Law in 1983. Post moved from Berkeley to Yale in 2003 and succeeded Harold Koh as Dean when Koh was appointed to serve as Legal Adviser to the U.S. State Department. Post has been quoted in the New York Times on the composition of the Supreme Court.[3]

Post's academic interests include constitutional law, First Amendment, legal history, and affirmative action. His Citizens Divided (2014) looks at the constitutional aspects of electoral finance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashby Jones (June 22, 2009). "Robert C. Post Named Yale Law’s New Dean". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2011-02-08. "It’s been rumored for a few weeks that Yale law professor Robert Post would get the nod to replace Harold Koh as dean of the law school after Koh was tapped to become a lawyer for the State Department." 
  2. ^ SHERYL GAY STOLBERG (May 25, 2010). "At Harvard, Kagan Aimed Sights Higher". The New York Times: Politics. Retrieved 2011-02-08. "While Mr. Summers interviewed other candidates, including Robert C. Post, now the dean of the Yale Law School," 
  3. ^ LINDA GREENHOUSE (September 4, 2005). "William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Is Dead at 80". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-08. ""Rehnquist is the opposite of Scalia," Professor Robert C. Post of the Yale Law School said in an interview." 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Kate Stith (Acting)
Dean of Yale Law School
2009 - present
Succeeded by
incumbent