Abbe R. Gluck
Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy
(on leave, spring 2017)
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
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Education & Curriculum Vitae
J.D., Yale Law School, 2000
B.A., Yale University, 1996
- Civil Procedure
- Health Law
- Federal Courts
- Medical-Legal Partnership
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 the chair emerita 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, the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, 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. Professor Gluck currently serves on numerous boards and commissions, including as an appointed member of both the Uniform Law Commission and the New York State Taskforce on Life and the Law, and as an elected member of the American Law Institute. In 2015, Gluck received the Law School’s teaching award.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Professor Abbe Gluck ’00 attended The Cancer Moonshot Summit on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Washington D.C., on behalf of the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School. The Cancer Moonshot Summit, an initiative led by Vice President Joseph Biden, is aimed at creating action and fostering collaborations around the goals of the Cancer Moonshot.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Abbe R. Gluck ’00, Professor of Law, has been appointed to the New York State Department of Health Task Force on Life and the Law.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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
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.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
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 (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 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
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
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 will join the Yale Law School faculty as an associate professor of law on July 1, 2012.