Noah Feldman, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law, is the 2018 Day Pitney Visiting Scholar at UConn School of Law.
Feldman specializes in constitutional studies, with particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory. His most recent book is The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President.
He will visit the law school on April 17, 2018 to deliver the lecture Madison’s Failures and the Deep Structure of Constitutional Law.
Feldman is a senior fellow of the Society of Fellows, a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and a contributing writer for the Bloomberg View. He served as senior constitutional advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and advised members of the Iraqi Governing Council on the drafting of the Transitional Administrative Law, or interim constitution.
He received his AB summa cum laude in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 1992, finishing first in his class. Selected as a Rhodes Scholar, he earned a D. Phil. in Islamic Thought from Oxford University and a JD from Yale Law School, serving as book reviews editor of the Yale Law Journal. He served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1998 to 1999.
In addition to his biography of Madison, Feldman has written six other books: Cool War: The Future of Global Competition; Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices; The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State; Divided By God: America's Church-State Problem and What We Should Do About It; What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation building; and After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy. He also co-wrote two textbooks: Constitutional Law, Eighteenth Edition and First Amendment Law, Sixth Edition.
The Day Pitney Visiting Scholar program is presented by the Connecticut Law Review and underwritten by the Day Pitney Foundation, which promotes positive developments in law, legal scholarship, and legal and community education through contributions and volunteer efforts of the personnel of Day Pitney LLP. Other Day Pitney Visiting Scholars have included: Judge Shira Scheindlin, Lawrence Lessig, Judge Michael Mukasey, Bob Woodward, and Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
For more information about Feldman's visit to UConn School of Law, visit law.uconn.edu/dp18.