Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar is a Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. After receiving his J.D. from Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer in the U.S. Court of Appeals and then returned to Yale as a faculty member in 1985.

He is the co-editor of one of the leading constitutional law casebooks, Processes of Constitutional Decision Making and the author of several books, including America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By. Amar has written for Slate,The Atlantic, and The New York Times.


Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University

Areas of Expertise: Law, Political Science, Politics, Constitutional Law

Location: New Haven, CT

Contact Information:

Email: akhil.amar@yale.edu

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Talk of the Nation: Should U.S. Constitution Be An International Model?