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. In 2017, she received Georgetown Law’s Frank F. Flegal Excellence in Teaching Award.
Selected Contributions to Other Publications
Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works
"California’s high-speed rail project and Trump administration are no longer on speaking terms," coverage by the Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2019, quoting Professor Eloise Pasachoff.
"Make Them an Offer They Can’t Refuse," coverage by Ricochet, February 24, 2019, quoting Professor Eloise Pasachoff.
"Trump’s plan to take back $2.5 billion in California’s high-speed rail funding ‘unprecedented’," coverage in The Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2019, quoting Professor Eloise Pasachoff.
"Hamilton County Schools makes changes to magnet school lottery, adds incomes question to application," coverage by the Times Free Press (Chattanooga), October 29, 2018, referencing a 2012 paper by Professor Eloise Pasachoff.