Lincoln Caplan

Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law

(fall term)


Lincoln Caplan is the Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is the author of The Tenth Justice: The Solicitor General and the Rule of Law, Skadden: Power, Money and the Rise of an Empire, Up Against the Law: Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court, and other books about the law. 

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1976

Harvard Scholar, University of Cambridge, 1972–73

B.A. Harvard University, 1972

Courses Taught


  • Shaping Legal Opinions: Journalism and Clashes in Law
  • The Art of Argument: How to Write about the Law

Lincoln Caplan is the Truman Capote Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is the author of The Tenth Justice: The Solicitor General and the Rule of Law, Skadden: Power, Money and the Rise of an Empire, Up Against the Law: Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court, and other books about the law. He is a regular contributor to the website of The New Yorker where he was a staff writer, to The American Scholar where he is a member of the editorial board, and to Harvard Magazine. He wrote about the Supreme Court as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, was the editor and president of Legal Affairs magazine, and is a former Guggenheim Fellow and White House Fellow. His new book, The Political Supreme Court, about the Court’s 2015 Term, will be published in October of 2016.