Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez teaches constitutional law, administrative law, and immigration law at Yale Law School. She is the first tenured Latino faculty member. She earned both her B.A. and J.D. at Yale and was previously a professor at NYU School of Law. From January 2011 to January 2013, Rodriguez worked in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

Dean Robert Post of Yale Law School describes Rodriguez as “the nation’s leading theorist of immigration law.” She has written about immigration policy, civil rights and migration for The New York Times, CNN and numerous other publications.

According to her bio, Rodriguez attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Areas of Expertise: Immigration, Immigration Law and Policy, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, the Supreme Court, Executive Branch, Effects of Immigration on Society and Culture, Language Rights and Policy, Migration, Civil Rights & Citizenship

Location: New Haven, CT


Contact Information:
Email: cristina.rodriguez@yale.edu

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

All Things Considered: What’s Different Today For Ariz. Illegal Immigrants?

Tell Me More: More States Expected To Introduce Anti-Illegal Immigration Laws