Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar is Southmayd Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure, and federal jurisdiction. Amar is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and was a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. He is among the most frequently cited scholars of constitutional law and has written on constitutional issues for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the American Lawyer, and Slate. His most recent books are The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (editor, with Paul Brest, Sanford Levinson, and J.M. Balkin), and the newly released America’s Constitution: A Biography, hailed by the Washington Post as “elegantly written, thorough but concise, and consistently enlightening.”