Professor Eloise Pasachoff focuses her teaching and writing in the areas of administrative law and education law. Her scholarship has earned national awards in both fields. In 2017, the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section gave The President’s Budget as a Source of Agency Policy Control, 125 Yale L. J. 2182 (2016), one of its annual scholarship awards. In 2012, the Education Law Association awarded Special Education, Poverty, and the Limits of Private Enforcement, 86 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1413 (2011), its Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship. In 2019, she became an Agnes N. Williams Research Professor for a term of four years.
Professor Pasachoff is a dedicated teacher. In 2017, Georgetown Law honored Professor Pasachoff with the Frank Flegal Teaching Award. Between 2016 and 2019, she served as chair of the clerkships committee, devoting a lot of her time to helping students secure state and federal clerkships. Starting in 2019, she became Associate Dean for Careers.
Professor Pasachoff is a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an independent federal agency that works on improvements to public administration, management, and administrative procedure. She has also been active in the Association of American Law Schools, serving as chair of the Education Law Section and on the scholarship committee, as well as presenting at the AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers. She is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the Supreme Court Fellows program.
Professor Pasachoff 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 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. She also worked as a litigation associate at WilmerHale LLP in New York City. Immediately before joining the faculty at Georgetown, she taught first-year legal research and writing as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. 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.
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.