Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law (on leave, spring 2015)
Cristina Rodríguez is the Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School. An expert on the effects of immigration on society and culture, as well as the legal and political strategies societies adopt to absorb immigrant populations, Rodríguez joined Yale Law School in 2013 after serving in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. She previously taught law at the New York University School of Law. Her research interests include constitutional law and theory; immigration law and policy; administrative law and process; language rights and policy; and citizenship theory. She earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees from Yale and also attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where she received a Master of Letters in Modern History. Following law school, Rodríguez clerked for Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.
J.D., Yale, 2000
M.Litt., Oxford, 1998
B.A., Yale, 1995