Professor of Law
B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Harvard University
JEREMY RABKIN is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. Before joining the faculty in June 2007, he was a Professor of Government at Cornell University for 27 years. Professor Rabkin is a renowned scholar in international law and was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. from Cornell University.
His full-length books include Law Without Nations? (Princeton University Press, 2005), The Case for Sovereignty (AEI Press, 2004), Why Sovereignty Matters (AEI Press, 1998), Judicial Compulsions, How Public Law Distorts Public Policy (Basic Books, 1989). He also co-edited (with L. Gordon Crovitz) The Fettered Presidency, Legal Limitations and the Conditions of Responsible Policymaking (AEI Press 1989).
Professor Rabkin also has written numerous chapters in edited books, articles in academic journals, and essays. He received recognition as "Best Professor" in a 2002 Readers Poll of the Ithaca Times.
In addition to international law, Professor Rabkin has a particular interest in national security law and early constitutional history. He teaches Mason Law's course entitled Constitutional Law: The Founding as well as International Law.