He has held this chair since 1984, served briefly as Deputy Dean of the Law School, and took emeritus status in 2009. His major fields of teaching and research are law and public policy; tort law; immigration, citizenship, and refugee law; groups, diversity, and law; and administrative law.
This expert has taught at an Ivy League affiliated law school for more than 30 years; his fields of specialization include tort law, immigration, citizenship, and refugee law.
He has written on a broad range of other public policy topics, including 5+ books. His other writing consists of more than 200 articles that have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly, professional, and popular journals. He is a contributing editor to The American Lawyer, has served as an arbitrator, expert witness, and consultant in a variety of disputes, and has testified in dozens of congressional hearings. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Earlier, he was awarded a Harvard Graduate Prize Fellowship (1968-70), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1984-85), a residency at Rockefeller Foundation center in Bellagio (2001), and a Fulbright Senior Fellowship to lecture in India (2004). His current major project is a forthcoming book. He regularly teaches spring semesters at a CA law school.
Prior to joining the Yale faculty in 1979, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1977-79), Director of the Washington Office of Consumers Union (1972-77), and consultant to the Center for Study of Responsive Law (1971-72). He also practiced law in New York City (1965-68) and holds degrees from Cornell (B.A. 1962), Harvard Law School (J.D. 1965), N.Y.U. Law School (LL.M. in International Law 1966), and Harvard University (M.A. in Government 1969). He lives in New York City where he has an office and teaches periodically at a NY law school.
- Location: NY
- BA, Cornell University
- JD, Harvard Law School
- MA, Government, Harvard University
- LLM, International Law, New York University
- Published, 10+ books, dozens of scholarly essays
- Former, Attorney, Private Practice
- Former, Teaching Fellow in Government, Harvard University
- Former, Attorney - Public Interest, Consumers Union
- Former, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluations, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
- Former, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
- Current, Professor of Law, Two Prestigious Law Schools in the Tri-State Area