Con Law Scholar to Replace Harold Koh as Yale Law School Dean
Constitutional law scholar Robert Post will replace Harold Koh as dean of Yale Law School, the president of Yale University announced in a e-mail to the academic community today.
Post, who is 61, has been on the law school faculty since 2003, following a 20-year stint as a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, reports the Yale Daily News. He is succeeding Harold Hongju Koh, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State.
“Robert Post is a gifted teacher, a hugely insightful scholar of First Amendment law and a leading thinker about constitutionalism at home and abroad in the 21st century,” says Koh in a university press release. “He loves Yale Law School and is deeply committed to its unique values. He will make a superb dean.”
Post will start his new position July 1. He is a 1977 graduate of the law school and clerked for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Jr.