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Jessica Bulman-Pozen

Betts Professor of Law

Jessica Bulman-Pozen

Betts Professor of Law

Jessica Bulman-Pozen is the Betts Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She teaches and writes about administrative law, antidiscrimination law, constitutional law, and federalism. In 2015, Law School students honored her with the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Before joining the Law School faculty, she was an attorney-adviser in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel and a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Bulman-Pozen 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 a 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.

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 2007
  • M.A., University of Cambridge, 2003
  • B.A., Yale University, 2002
Areas of Expertise
  • Administrative law
  • Antidiscrimination law
  • Constitutional law
  • Federalism

Publications available on SSRN Author Page

Selected Publications

  • "Administrative States: Beyond Presidential Administration," 98 Texas Law Review 265, 2019
  • "Preemption and Commandeering Without Congress," 70 Stanford Law Review 2029, 2018
  • "Our Regionalism," 166 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 377, 2018
  • “Executive Federalism Comes to America,” 102 Virginia Law Review 953, 2016
  • “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


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Antidiscrimination Law
Constitutional Law
Legislation and Regulation
P. Constitutional Governance
S. Constitutional Governance Practicum
S. Federalism