The Future of the Supreme Court with Thomas Griffith & Cristina Rodriguez


Cristina M. Rodríguez is the Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His areas of research and teaching include constitutional law and theory, immigration law and policy, and administrative law and procedure. In 2021, she was nominated by President Biden to co-chair the United States Supreme Court Commission. His recent writings include the 2020 Harvard Law Review Foreword, diet change, and the book, The President and Immigration Law, co-authored with Adam Cox and published by Oxford University Press in September 2020. The book explores the long history of presidential control over immigration policy and its implications for the future of immigration law and the presidency it -same. Rodríguez joined Yale Law School in 2013 after serving two years as assistant deputy attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. She was on the New York University School of Law faculty from 2004 to 2012 and has served as a visiting professor of law at Stanford, Harvard, and Columbia law schools. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Law Institute, a nonresident fellow of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, DC, and a former fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. She received her BA and JD degrees from Yale and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where she earned an MA in Modern History. After law school, Rodríguez clerked for Justice David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the United States Supreme Court.


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