Akhil R. Amar

Adjunct Professor of Law

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 507
435 West 116 Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-2199
Email: aamar@law.columbia.edu
Education
  • Yale College, B.A., 1980, summa cum laude
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1984
Biography
Akhil Reed Amar is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. He received his B.A, summa cum laude, in 1980 from Yale College, and his J.D. in 1984 from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of The Yale Law Journal.

After clerking for Judge Stephen Breyer, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, Professor Amar joined the Yale faculty in 1985. Professor Amar is co-editor of a leading constitutional law casebook, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking. He is also the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles (Yale Univ. Press, 1997), The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (Yale Univ. Press, 1998), and most recently, America's Constitution: A Biography (Random House, 2005).