Robert Post

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American legal scholar, (1947 -   ), New York City, New York, USA

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Areas of Specialization: Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Legal History, Equal Protection
Robert Post is a professor of law at Yale Law School. He earned a B.A. and Ph.D in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University and a J.D. from Yale University. An expert in constitutional law, he has published a number of works about law and the history of legal theory. For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom, written with colleague Matthew Finkin, has emerged as a seminal text regarding academic freedom.

He was a dean at the Yale Law School from 2009 to 2017, taking the place of Harold Koh, who was departing Yale for a position as legal advisor to the U.S. State Department.

A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Post has written articles such as Federalism, Positive Law, and the Emergence of the American Administrative State: Prohibition in the Taft Court Era, which married his love of law and American history, and most recently, Data Privacy and Dignitary Privacy: Google Spain, The Right to be Forgotten, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, published in 2018.

Post is a member of the American Law Institute and a respected expert on the First Amendment.

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According to Wikipedia, Robert Charles Post is an American legal scholar who is currently a Professor of Law at Yale Law School where he formerly also served as Dean . Biography Post received his A.B. degree from Harvard in 1969 and earned his J.D. degree from Yale in 1977. While at Yale, he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He then clerked for D.C. Circuit Judge David L. 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. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2011.

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