Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz teaches constitutional law and federal jurisdiction, and he writes articles for the Harvard Law Review and the Stanford Law Review. He is currently developing a new theory of constitutional interpretation and judicial review. The first installment, entitled The Subjects of the Constitution, was published in the Stanford Law Review in May of 2010, and it is among the most downloaded articles about constitutional interpretation, judicial review, and/or federal courts in the history of SSRN. The second installment, The Objects of the Constitution, was published in May of 2011, also in the Stanford Law Review. And the comprehensive version is forthcoming as a book by Oxford University Press. Rosenkranz has served and advised the federal government in a variety of capacities. He clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1999-2000) and for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at the U.S. Supreme Court (October Term 2001). He served as an Attorney-Advisor at the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice (November 2002 – July 2004). He often testifies before Congress as a constitutional expert—most recently before the House Financial Services Oversight Subcommittee, regarding the Obama Administration’s use of bank settlement agreements to circumvent the Appropriations Clause. He has also filed briefs and presented oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. His most recent Supreme Court brief, in Los Angeles v. Patel, was cited by Justice Alito in dissent. Rosenkranz is a member of the New York Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. He is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. He serves on the Board of Directors of the William F. Buckley Program at Yale. He is a founding member of Heterodox Academy and a member of its Executive Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Federalist Society; and as the faculty advisor to the Georgetown chapter.
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Federalist Society Panel on Levels of Scrutiny in Free Speech Cases next Tuesday (the 10th), 11 am to 12:15 pm Eastern," coverage in Reason, November 6, 2020, featuring Professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz.
"Rosenkranz ’83 LAW ’99 vies for a Corp seat," coverage by Yale Daily News, September 4, 2019, featuring Professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz.
"YLS announces originalism conference," coverage by Yale News, April 8, 2019, mentioning Professor Nicholas Rosenkrantz.
"Today’s Law-School Graduates Can’t Speak the New Supreme Court’s Language," coverage by National Review, February 20, 2019, quoting Professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkrantz.