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Owen M. Fiss

Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law
Owen Fiss is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law of Yale University. He was educated at Dartmouth, Oxford, and Harvard. He clerked for Thurgood Marshall (when Marshall was a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) and later for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. He also served in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Before coming to Yale, Professor Fiss taught at the University of Chicago.  At Yale he teaches procedure, legal theory, and constitutional law and is the author of many articles and books on these subjects, including more recently, Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, Liberalism Divided, The Irony of Free Speech, A Community of Equals, A Way Out/America’s Ghettos and the Legacy of Racism, Adjudication and its Alternatives (with Judith Resnik), The Law as it Could Be, and The Dictates of Justice / Essays on Law and Human Rights. Professor Fiss also directs extensive Law School programs in Latin America and the Middle East. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto, Universidad de Buenos Aires, and Universidad de Palermo (Buenos Aires) and was awarded La distinción Sócrates from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá).

LL.B., Harvard, 1964
B. Phil., Oxford, 1961
B.A., Dartmouth, 1959

Courses Taught
Distributive Justice and the Constitution
The Law of Democracy
The War Against Terrorism and the Rule of Law

Owen Fiss