Eloise Pasachoff

Professor of Law

A.B., M.P.A., J.D., Harvard; M.A., Yale

Areas of Expertise:

Administrative Law, Education Law

Professor Eloise Pasachoff teaches a first-year course in legislation/regulation and upper-level courses in education law.  Her scholarship focuses on administrative and constitutional law issues surrounding...

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Professor Eloise Pasachoff teaches a first-year course in legislation/regulation and upper-level courses in education law.  Her scholarship focuses on administrative and constitutional law issues surrounding federal funding, with a particular interest in legal regimes governing education and social welfare programs.  She received an A.B. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard, an M.A. from Yale, an M.P.A. from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. After law school, she worked at WilmerHale LLP in New York City; served as a law clerk to Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States; and taught first-year legal research and writing as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Pasachoff currently serves on the executive committee of the Education Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Earlier in her career, she taught middle and high school English in public and private schools in New York City. She is a past chair of the Committee on Education and the Law of the New York City Bar Association and served on the board of the Pine Cobble School in Williamstown, Massachusetts for seven years.  In 2012, she was awarded the Education Law Association's Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law.

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Eloise Pasachoff, The President's Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control, 125 Yale L.J. 2182-2290 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Response, Equality, Centralization, Community, and Governance in Contemporary Education Law, 42 Fordham Urb. L.J. 763-780 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Advocates, Federal Agencies, and the Education of Children with Disabilities, 29 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 461-494 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Agency Enforcement of Spending Clause Statutes: A Defense of the Funding Cut-Off, 124 Yale L.J. 248-335 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Conditional Spending After NFIB v. Sebelius: The Example of Federal Education Law, 62 Am. U. L. Rev. 577-662 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
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Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Eloise Pasachoff, The President's Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control, 125 Yale L.J. 2182-2290 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Response, Equality, Centralization, Community, and Governance in Contemporary Education Law, 42 Fordham Urb. L.J. 763-780 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Advocates, Federal Agencies, and the Education of Children with Disabilities, 29 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 461-494 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Agency Enforcement of Spending Clause Statutes: A Defense of the Funding Cut-Off, 124 Yale L.J. 248-335 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Conditional Spending After NFIB v. Sebelius: The Example of Federal Education Law, 62 Am. U. L. Rev. 577-662 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, 2 U. Mich. J.L. Reform Online 39-43 (2012) (reviewing The Future of School Integration: Socioeconomic Diversity as an Education Reform Strategy (Richard D. Kahlenberg ed., 2012)).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Special Education, Poverty, and the Limits of Private Enforcement, 86 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1413-1493 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, Block Grants, Early Childhood Education, and the Reauthorization of Head Start: From Positional Conflict to Interest-Based Agreement, 111 Penn St. L. Rev. 349-411 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Eloise Pasachoff, "Head Start Works Because We Do": Head Start Programs, Community Action Agencies, and the Struggle over Unionization, 38 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 247-277 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
Recent scholarship