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.


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Eloise Pasachoff, Two Cheers for Evidence: Law, Research, and Values in Education Policymaking and Beyond, 117 Colum. L. Rev. 1933-1972 (2017). [WWW] [W] [L]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

Eloise Pasachoff, Controlling Agencies Through the President’s Budget Process, Admin. & Reg. L. News, Winter 2018, at 8-10.
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Eloise Pasachoff, Regional Administration and the American Experiment, JOTWELL, Mar. 26, 2018 (reviewing Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Our Regionalism, 166 U. Pa. L. Rev. 377 (2018)).

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works

Eloise Pasachoff, Doctrine, Politics, and the Limits of a Federal Constitutional Right to Education, in Thoughts on a Federal Right to Education (Kimberly Robinson ed., New York University Press forthcoming).
Eloise Pasachoff & Nora Gordon, Fiscal Compliance Rules for Federal Funding of Elementary and Secondary Education: Transparency, Reason-Giving, and Agency Accountability, in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Education Law (Kristi Bowman ed., New York: Oxford University Press forthcoming).