Kevin P. Arlyck

Academic Fellow

Office: Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 542
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-8388


  • Ph.D., History, New York University, expected May 2014;
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2008;
  • M.A., Historical Studies, The New School for Social Research, 2003;
  • B.A., Social Sciences, New College of Florida, 1995


Kevin received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2008, and he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at NYU. His dissertation-in-progress investigates the role of the federal courts in United States foreign relations from 1789 to 1825.

At NYU, Kevin was a Furman Academic Scholar and a Senior Executive Editor of the NYU Law Review. After law school, Kevin clerked for Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has taught in the Department of History at NYU and has received numerous fellowships and awards from professional organizations in legal history and related fields.

Prior to beginning his graduate studies, Kevin taught French, English, and history in public elementary and middle schools in New York and Louisiana.

Research Interests

  • Legal History
  • Federal Courts
  • Civil Procedure
  • International Law
Selected Publications
  • Plaintiffs v. Privateers: Litigation and Foreign Affairs in the Federal Courts, 1816-1822, 30 L. Hist Rev. 245 (2012).
  • Note, What Commonwealth v. Alger Cannot Tell Us About Regulatory Takings, 82 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1746 (2007).