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Aaron Bruhl

Associate Professor of Law and
George Butler Research Professor

J.D., Yale Law School
M.Phil., University of Cambridge
B.A. summa cum laude, Pomona College

Professor Bruhl teaches and writes on statutory interpretation, federal courts, and the legislative process. His scholarly publications have appeared in journals such as the University of Chicago Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the NYU Law Review. He was elected to the American Law Institute in 2014.

Professor Bruhl received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School. While at Yale, he served as Book Reviews Editor of the Yale Law Journal and also worked on the Yale Law & Policy Review and the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. Professor Bruhl also holds a master's degree in political theory from the University of Cambridge.

After law school, Professor Bruhl clerked for Chief Judge Carolyn Dineen King on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Before joining the Law Center, Professor Bruhl worked as a litigation associate in the Washington DC office of Jenner & Block LLP. His work focused on federal appellate litigation, including participation in several cases before the United States Supreme Court. His experience at the firm included cases involving election law, the First Amendment rights of journalists, federal Indian law, and copyright infringement over online peer-to-peer file-sharing services. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York.

Some of Professor Bruhl's publications can be downloaded at

Statutory Interpretation and Regulation
Civil Procedure
Federal Courts