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Dori K. Bernstein


Director, Supreme Court Institute, Adjunct Professor of Law

J.D., New York University; LL.M., Georgetown

Dori Bernstein served for many years as an appellate litigator in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Bernstein...

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Dori Bernstein served for many years as an appellate litigator in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Bernstein previously worked as a law clerk to then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as a staff attorney in the Office of the Chief Staff Counsel for the D.C. Circuit, and a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a graduate of New York University Law School and earned an LLM in Appellate Advocacy as a fellow in the Appellate Litigation Clinic at Georgetown Law.

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"Election to shape Supreme Court," coverage in The Hill, July 17, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Dori Bernstein, director, Supreme Court Institute.

"UI grad's colleagues say she's supremely qualified to succeed Scalia," coverage by The News-Gazette (Champaign, IL), March 7, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Patricia Millett and quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt (L'70) and Adjunct Professor Dori Bernstein (LL.M.'89).

Jones Day Adds Record Class of SCOTUS Clerks,” coverage by Bloomberg Big Law Business, November 2, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Dori K. Bernstein.

"Meet the lawyers who will argue the gay marriage case," coverage by CNN, April 24, 2015, featuring Professor Neal Katyal and Adjunct Professor Dori Bernstein.

"Appeals rejected, way cleared for wider same-sex marriage," coverage in The Boston Globe, October 6, 2014, featuring Adjunct Professor Dori Bernstein.

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"Election to shape Supreme Court," coverage in The Hill, July 17, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Dori Bernstein, director, Supreme Court Institute.

"UI grad's colleagues say she's supremely qualified to succeed Scalia," coverage by The News-Gazette (Champaign, IL), March 7, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Patricia Millett and quoting Professor Steven Goldblatt (L'70) and Adjunct Professor Dori Bernstein (LL.M.'89).

Jones Day Adds Record Class of SCOTUS Clerks,” coverage by Bloomberg Big Law Business, November 2, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Dori K. Bernstein.

"Meet the lawyers who will argue the gay marriage case," coverage by CNN, April 24, 2015, featuring Professor Neal Katyal and Adjunct Professor Dori Bernstein.

"Appeals rejected, way cleared for wider same-sex marriage," coverage in The Boston Globe, October 6, 2014, featuring Adjunct Professor Dori Bernstein.

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