Photograph: David Rubenstein.

David Rubenstein

James R. Ahrens Chair in Constitutional Law
Professor of Law
B.A., Buffalo University, 1995
J.D., Hofstra University, 1998
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Professor Rubenstein is James R. Ahrens Chair in Constitutional Law and Director of the Robert J. Dole Center for Law and Government at Washburn University School of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law, artificial intelligence, legislation, jurisprudence, and federal contracting. Professor Rubenstein's scholarship has been published in Michigan Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and other distinguished journals. His work has been widely cited in law journals and several federal judicial opinions.

Prior to teaching, Professor Rubenstein clerked for The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor when she was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for The Honorable Barbara Jones in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He also served for three years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he specialized in immigration law and argued several issues of first impression before the Second Circuit. In private practice, Professor Rubenstein worked for five years as an associate in King & Spalding's New York office, where he represented major corporate clients in a wide array of commercial litigation matters.

In 2022, Professor Rubenstein became an appointed Council Member of the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice (ABA Section). In 2020, he received the ABA Section's Volunteer of the Year award. Professor Rubenstein served as Editor-in-Chief (2016-2020) of Administrative & Regulatory Law News, and currently serves on its editorial board. He also serves as a committee member and mentor in the ABA Section's Program for Prospective Administrative Law Scholars (PALS), which aims to diversify the cohort of legal academics in administrative law and regulatory practice.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Administrative Law
  • Artificial Intelligence & the Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Jurisprudence
  • Legislation
Support Staff
Penny Fell
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