Jessica Bulman-Pozen

Associate Professor of Law

Office: Jerome Greene Hall 513
Tel: 212-854-1028

Assistant Info

Name: Marianne Carroll
Phone: 212-854-0653

Research Interests

  • Administrative law
  • Antidiscrimination law
  • Constitutional law
  • Federalism


  • B.A., summa cum laude (English literature), Yale University, 2002
  • M. Phil. (English literature), University of Cambridge, 2003
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2007

Jessica Bulman-Pozen joined the faculty in July 2012 as associate professor of law. She teaches and writes about administrative law, antidiscrimination law, constitutional law, and federalism. Before joining the Columbia faculty, she served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (2009-2011) and as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court (2008-2009) and Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2007-2008). She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and was awarded the Israel H. Peres Prize by the faculty for the best student note in the Yale Law Journal. She also earned an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University, where she won the Chauncey Brewster Tinker prize for the outstanding English major in the graduating class.

Selected Publications:

  • “Uncivil Obedience,”115 Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2015) (with David E. Pozen).
  • “From Sovereignty and Process to Administration and Politics: The Afterlife of American Federalism,” 123 Yale Law Journal 1920 (2014).
  • “Partisan Federalism,” 127 Harvard Law Review 1077 (2014).
  • “Federalism as a Safeguard of the Separation of Powers,” 112 Columbia Law Review 459 (2012).
  • “Uncooperative Federalism,” 118 Yale Law Journal 1256 (2009) (with Heather K. Gerken).
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