Andrzej Rapaczynski

Daniel G. Ross Professor of Law, Joseph Solomon Professor of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 610
Tel: 212.854.3421
Fax: 212.854.7946

Assistant Info

Name: Khamla Pradaxay
Phone: 212-854-7422
Areas of Expertise:
  • Constitutional law
  • Comparative law
  • Institutional economics
  • Political philosophy


  • B.A., Warsaw, 1968
  • Ph.D., Columbia, 1974
  • J.D., Yale, 1982.

Detailed Biography:

Assistant professor of philosophy, Yale, 1974-79; visiting assistant professor of philosophy, Princeton, 1977-78. Visiting scholar, Heidelberg and Starnberg (Germany), 1976. Visiting professor, Yale Law School, 1999-2000. Joined the Columbia faculty in 1982. Adviser to the governments of Poland and the Russian Federation on the drafting of new constitutions and privatization. Major fields of interest are constitutional law, torts, property, comparative corporate governance, and political theory. Has published in the areas of constitutional law, comparative law, institutional economics, and political philosophy.