Robert M. Bernstein
Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., Princeton; J.D., Columbia
Robert Bernstein is an Adjunct Professor of Law. He co-teaches Constitutional Law I: The Federal System and has assisted in teaching a seminar on the...Continue Reading
Robert Bernstein is an Adjunct Professor of Law. He co-teaches Constitutional Law I: The Federal System and has assisted in teaching a seminar on the separation of powers. He also practices law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where his work focuses on Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation. His appellate matters have addressed a number of constitutional-law subjects, including federalism, the separation of powers, religious liberty, jurisdiction, and the First and Fourth Amendments. He has drafted merits briefs, amicus briefs, and certiorari-stage briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeals, state appellate courts, and federal and state trial courts. He has argued in the Fourth and Tenth Circuits.
Professor Bernstein served as a law clerk to Judge Danny J. Boogs, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He graduated from Columbia Law School, where he taught legal writing and was a research assistant to Professor Abbe Gluck. He earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he received the Sacks Memorial Prize for outstanding thesis work in religion. Before joining Kirkland, Professor Bernstein practiced at Bancroft PLLC.