Richard Alexander Izquierdo
Fellow, Center for the Constitution, Georgetown University Law Center, Visiting Lecturer
B.A., Rutgers; J.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford
B.A., summa cum laude, Rutgers University (New Brunswick), J.D., University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Ph.D. in Political Science, Stanford University. Richard Alexander Izquierdo is the 2013-15...Continue Reading
B.A., summa cum laude, Rutgers University (New Brunswick), J.D., University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Ph.D. in Political Science, Stanford University. Richard Alexander Izquierdo is the 2013-15 Fellow at the Center for the Constitution at the Georgetown University Law Center and before that was the 2012-13 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He has lectured in constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy at Santa Clara University. Before pursuing an academic career, he practiced law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City. His dissertation, Rethinking Presidential Constructions of Constitutional Regimes: The Inverse Dynamics of Leadership and Historical Context, provides a new understanding of executive authority in order to assess how presidents have constructed distinct constitutional regimes during national crises without overturning the original 1787 Constitution. He is currently researching and writing about “The Other Switch in Time” that occurred within constitutional law following the New Deal Revolution on the Court in 1937. His main areas of research and teaching interests are in constitutional law, contracts, executive power, and American constitutional development.