Jed Rubenfeld
#15724 Overall Influence

Jed Rubenfeld

American lawyer


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Jed Rubenfeld currently holds the title of Professor of Law at the Yale Law school, and has been a visiting professor at the Stanford Law School and the Duke University School of Law. Rubenfeld studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Princeton University (graduating summa cum laude in 1980), and earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School in 1986 (graduating magna cum laude). Additionally, Rubenfeld studied theatre at the Juilliard School, which no doubt has influenced his efficacy in court.

Rubenfeld is recognized as an expert on constitutional law (and the First Amendment in particular) and privacy law. His legal career includes clerkship for Judge Joseph T. Sneed on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as holding the position of Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Rubenfeld has also worked in the private sector as an associate with the private business law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Rubenfeld began teaching at Yale in 1990.

Rubenfeld, along with his spouse Amy Chua (a notable figure in law in her own right), recently received attention in the media due to their professional proximity to Brett Kavanuagh, and accusations of misconduct on their part.

In addition to his work in law, Rubenfeld has written two novels.

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Jed L Rubenfeld is an American lawyer and novelist. He is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School, he is an expert on constitutional law, privacy, and the First Amendment. He joined the Yale faculty in 1990 and was appointed to a full professorship in 1994. Rubenfeld has also taught as a visiting professor at both the Stanford Law School and the Duke University School of Law. Married to Amy Chua with two daughters, he is also the author of two novels.

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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Juilliard School
Juilliard School

American performing arts conservatory in New York City

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#324 World Rank #182 USA Rank
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