Photograph: David Rubenstein.

David Rubenstein

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

Professor Rubenstein teaches Constitutional Law I, Administrative Law, Immigration Law, Legislation, and Professional Responsibility. Professor Rubenstein is the Director of the Center for Law and Government. 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 most recent article--"Immigration Exceptionalism"-- is forthcoming in Northwestern University Law Review. His prior scholarship has been published in Michigan Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Boston University Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and other journals. Professor Rubenstein's work has been widely cited in law journals and by the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th, 7th, and 8th Circuits.

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