Robert Reinstein

Robert Reinstein

Robert Reinstein

Robert J. Reinstein holds the Clifford Scott Green Chair in Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.  Following his graduation from Cornell University and Harvard Law School and a federal court clerkship, he was a consulting attorney for the NAACP and then served in the United States Department of Justice.  From 1982-89, Reinstein was Temple University’s General Counsel and a member of the law faculty.  In 1989, he was appointed as Dean of the Law School and University Vice President in charge of international programs.  He held these positions until 2008, when he returned to the faculty full-time.  Reinstein has received many awards, including the 2002 National Friendship Award from the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China.  His  recent scholarly work examines the evolution and limits of executive power.   Reinstein’s most recent article is Is the President’s Recognition Power Exclusive?, 86 Temp. L. Rev. 1 (2013).