Robert Post
#15303 Overall Influence

Robert Post

American legal scholar


Why is this person notable and influential?

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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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 .

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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#248 World Rank #142 USA Rank