Abbe R. Gluck

Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy


Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She is an expert on Congress and the political process, legislation, federalism, state and local government, civil procedure, and health law, and is chair of Section on Legislation and the Law of the Political Process for the Association of American Law Schools.

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale, 2000

B.A., Yale, 1996

Courses Taught


  • Legislation
  • Civil Procedure
  • Health Law

Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She joined Yale Law School in 2012, having previously served on the faculty of Columbia Law School. She is an expert on Congress and the political process, federalism, civil procedure, and health law, and is chair of Section on Legislation and the Law of the Political Process for the Association of American Law Schools. Gluck has extensive experience working as a lawyer in all levels of government. Prior to joining Columbia, she served in the administration of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine as the special counsel and senior advisor to the New Jersey Attorney General; and in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as chief of staff and counsel to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, senior counsel in the New York City Office of Legal Counsel, and deputy special counsel to the New York City Charter Revision Commission. Prior to law school, she worked in the U.S. Senate for Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland. Before returning to government work after law school, Professor Gluck was associated with the Paul Weiss firm in New York. She earned her B.A. from Yale University, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Yale Law School. Following law school, she clerked for then-Chief Judge Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gluck’s scholarship has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, and many other journals. Among her most recent work is  the most extensive empirical study ever conducted about the realities of the congressional law-making process (published in the Stanford Law Review) and the Harvard Law Review’s Supreme Court issue comment on King v. Burwell, the 2015 challenge to the Affordable Care Act. She also served as co-counsel on a Supreme Court brief in both King and the 2012 ACA challenge, NFIB v. Sebelius. In 2015, Gluck was both appointed by Gov. Malloy to serve on the Uniform Law Commission, and elected to the American Law Institute.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Expert Panelists Discuss Poverty, Health & Food Policy

The Yale Food Law Society, Yale Health Law & Policy Society, and the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School hosted a high-profile lineup of panelists and moderators to discuss poverty, health, and food policy in the U.S. on January 27, 2016.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Harvard Law Review Publishes Comment by Abbe Gluck

The Harvard Law Review published its annual Supreme Court issue, featuring discussion and analysis of the Court’s 2014–15 Term. Professor of Law Abbe Gluck’s commentary on how the latest Obamacare case might mark a new era in statutory interpretation was one of three faculty comments on the major cases on the Term.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015


Abbe Gluck ’00 Elected to ALI, Appointed to ULC

Professor Abbe R. Gluck ’00 was elected a member of the American Law Institute in October 2015 and appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Uniform Legislation in May 2015.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Yale Law Women Celebrates Winners of 2015 Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards

Yale Law Women (YLW) celebrated the winners of the 2015 YLW Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards. At the lunchtime ceremony, YLW presented three awards: the Faculty Excellence Award, to Professor Abbe R. Gluck; the Staff Excellence Award, to Director of Financial Aid Jill C. Stone; and the Award for Outstanding Leadership to Ruth Swift ’15.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Professor Gluck, Federalism Scholars File Amicus Brief in King v. Burwell Case

Professor Abbe R. Gluck ’00 has joined with a group of prominent federalism scholars to defend the statutory language of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a recently filed amicus brief.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Special Conference Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

Leading health law experts and policymakers gathered in New Haven on November 6 and 7 for a unique conference reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Yale Health Law and Policy Society Conference to Take Place on February 8th

The first ever Yale Health Law and Policy Society Conference will take place on February 8, 2014 at Yale Law School. The conference will examine the implementation of the new Health Insurance Exchange Law.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Abbe Gluck ’00 to Join Yale Law School Faculty in July as Associate Professor of Law

Abbe Gluck ’00 will join the Yale Law School faculty as an associate professor of law on July 1, 2012.