Akhil Reed Amar

Prof. Akhil Reed Amar

Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.  Having joined the Yale faculty in 1985 at the age of 26, he is Yale’s only currently active professor to have won the University’s unofficial triple crown—the Sterling Chair for scholarship, the DeVane Medal for teaching, and the Lamar Award for alumni service.

Amar’s work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society, and he has been cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in more than forty cases—tops in his generation. 

He is the author of more than a hundred law review articles and several prizewinning books. His latest and most ambitious book, The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840, has just been published. A wide assortment of his articles and op-eds, and video links to various public lectures and free online courses may be found at akhilamar.com.  Along with Andy Lipka, he cohosts a weekly podcast, Amarica’s Constitution.


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