Eloise Pasachoff focuses her teaching and writing on administrative law, public administration, and budget and appropriations law. Her scholarship has won national awards, including from the American Constitution Society (winner of the 2022 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law), the American Bar Association (co-winner of the 2017 Scholarship Award in Administrative Law), and the Education Law Association (winner of the 2012 Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship). Her scholarship has been cited by the Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit, and several other courts. She has also testified in Congress and presented her research findings to agency staff members.
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. From 2019 to 2021, she served as Associate Dean for Careers. In 2022, she joined Gellhorn and Byse’s Administrative Law casebook as a co-editor for its 13th edition.
Professor Pasachoff is a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), an independent federal agency that works on improvements to public administration, management, and administrative procedure. She currently serves as Chair of ACUS’s Committee on Administration and Management and is a former Chair of its Committee on Regulation. 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 an elected member of the American Law Institute and the National Academy of Social Insurance 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.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"A Fight Against Misinformation - Taifha Natalee Alexande," coverage in Diverse Education, February 8, 2024, featuring Taifha Natalee Alexande, Associate Professor Janel George, and Professor Eloise Pasachoff.
"ACUS Update: New Statement of Principles on Public Engagement in Rulemaking, Fall Committee Schedules Announced, New Working Group Established, & More," coverage in the Yale Journal on Regulation, October 10, 2023, featuring Professor Eloise Pasachoff.
"American Constitution Society Announces Winners of 2022 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition," coverage in American Constitution Society, May 16, 2022, featuring Professor Eloise Pasachoff.
"S.F. City Hall Corruption: Supervisors to fix lack of rules for $2 billion a year in city grants," coverage by the San Francisco Chronicle, July 20, 2021, featuring Professor Eloise Pasachoff.