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Cristina M. Rodríguez

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Cristina M. Rodríguez

Nonresident Fellow
Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Cristina M. Rodríguez was appointed Professor of Law at Yale Law School in January 2013. From 2011-13, she served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice, and from 2004-12 she was on the faculty at the New York University School of Law. Professor Rodriguez also has been the Henry L. Stimson Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Professor Rodriguez’s fields of research and teaching include immigration law and policy; constitutional law and theory; and administrative law and process and legislation. Before entering academia, she served as a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

She earned a B.A. in History from Yale College in 1995, a Master of Letters in Modern History in 1998 from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2000, where she was an Articles Editor on the Yale Law Journal and a co-recipient of the Benjamin Scharps Prize for the best paper written by a third-year student.

Recent Activity

Video, Audio, Webinars
September 10, 2020

Top legal scholars discuss the Trump administration’s substantial use of executive power to change the country’s course on immigration, how this compares to past administrations, and how the president’s role in immigration policy could be carefully considered and reimagined.

Video, Audio, Webinars
April 14, 2016

Experts provide legal analysis ahead of the April 18th U.S. Supreme Court oral argument on the fate of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, explore who makes up the affected population, and examine the potential immediate and long-term implications of this case on immigrant families in the United States.