Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Cristina M. Rodríguez was appointed Professor of Law at Yale Law School in January 2013. From 2011-13, she served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice, and from 2004-12 she was on the faculty at the New York University School of Law. Professor Rodriguez also has been the Henry L. Stimson Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations.
Professor Rodriguez’s fields of research and teaching include immigration law and policy; constitutional law and theory; and administrative law and process and legislation. Before entering academia, she served as a law clerk to 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.
She earned a B.A. in History from Yale College in 1995, a Master of Letters in Modern History in 1998 from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2000, where she was an Articles Editor on the Yale Law Journal and a co-recipient of the Benjamin Scharps Prize for the best paper written by a third-year student.