LLM Programme

Judith Resnik
Visiting Professor, UCL Laws
Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School


Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she teaches about federalism, procedure, feminism, and local and global interventions to diminish inequalities and subordination.

Professor Resnik's writings include:

  • Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender (co-edited with Seyla Benhabib, New York University Press, 2009); Federal Court Stories (co-edited with Vicki C. Jackson, Foundation Press, 2009);
  • Law as Affiliation: “Foreign” Law, Democratic Federalism, and the Sovereigntism of the Nation State (International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2008);
  • Representing Justice: From Renaissance Iconography to Twenty-First Century Courthouses, (with Dennis E. Curtis, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 2007);
  • Law's Migration: American Exceptionalism, Silent Dialogues, and Federalism's Multiple Ports of Entry (Yale Law Journal, 2006);
  • Judicial Selection and Democratic Theory: Demand, Supply, and Life Tenure (in Cardozo Law Review, 2005); and
  • Trial as Error, Jurisdiction as Injury: Transforming the Meaning of Article III ( Harvard Law Review, 2000).

Professor Resnik has chaired the Sections on Procedure, on Federal Courts, and on Women in Legal Education of the American Association of Law Schools. She is a Managerial Trustee of the International Association of Women Judges, and served as a co-chair of the Women's Faculty Forum of Yale University. She is the founding director of Yale Law School's Liman Public Interest Program, which funds fellowships for law graduates, for undergraduates at certain colleges, and runs colloquia and seminars.

In 2001, she was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2002, a member of the American Philosophical Society. She is a recipient of the Margaret Brent Award from the Commission on Women of the American Bar Association and in 2008, she received the Outstanding Scholar of the Year Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

Professor Resnik is also an occasional litigator; she argued the case involving women's admission to the Rotary Club before the United States Supreme Court. Professor Resnik has also testified before Congress, before rulemaking committees of the federal judiciary, and before the House of Commons of Canada. Professor Resnik is a graduate of Bryn Mawr and NYU Law School, where she was a Hays Fellow.



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