Photograph: David Rubenstein.

David Rubenstein

Professor of Law
B.A., Buffalo University, 1995
J.D., Hofstra University, 1998
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Room 325

Professor Rubenstein teaches Constitutional Law I, Administrative Law, Immigration Law, and Professional Responsibility. Prior to teaching, he clerked for The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor when she was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for The Honorable Barbara Jones in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Following law school, Professor Rubenstein worked for five years as an associate in King & Spalding's New York office, where he represented major corporate clients in a wide array of commercial litigation matters. He then served for three years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he specialized in immigration and argued several issues of first impression before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Rubenstein writes in the fields of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Immigration – usually at the intersection of two or more of those subjects. His work has been published in the Vanderbilt Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, and other journals. His latest piece, "The Paradox of Administrative Preemption," is forthcoming in Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Professor Rubenstein's articles have been cited in many law journals and by the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits.

Professor Rubenstein is the Director of the Center for Law and Government.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Immigration Law
  • Professional Responsibility
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