Cristina Rodríguez

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Cristina Rodríguez (@cmrodriguez95) is the Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her research and teaching interests include constitutional law and theory; immigration law and policy; administrative law; and citizenship theory.

In her most recent work, The President and Immigration Law from Oxford University Press (with Adam Cox of NYU), she explores how presidential administrations have used their enforcement power in immigration and beyond to shape regulatory and social policy.

From 2004-2012, Rodriguez was on the faculty at NYU School of Law. From 2011-2013, she served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a non-resident fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. and has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2020, she was named as a member of Agency Review teams as part of the presidential transition, and she later served as co-chair of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Rodríguez earned her B.A. and J.D. from Yale and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where she received a Master of Letters in Modern History. After law school, Rodríguez clerked for Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is also on LinkedIn.

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