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Jared A. Goldstein

Jared A. Goldstein
Distinguished Research Professor of Law

J.D., University of Michigan
B.A., Vassar College

Contact:
401-254-4594

While serving as an associate at Shearman & Sterling in Washington, D.C., Professor Goldstein became one of the first civilian lawyers allowed into the Guantanamo Bay prison, in conjunction with his representation of several families of Kuwaiti detainees.

After resistance from the U.S. Government, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case Rasul v. Bush. Professor Goldstein’s involvement with the Guantanamo cases included drafting district, appellate and Supreme Court briefs on behalf of the detainees. He continues his work with the detainees through his scholarship at RWU, and is a national expert on the applicability of habeas corpus to the Guantanamo Bay detainees. He has published numerous articles on the topic and penned an Op-ed reprinted in newspapers around the country.

Additionally, Professor Goldstein was a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the United States Solicitor General and served as an attorney for the Department of Justice, working in the appellate section of the Environment and Natural Resources division, where he drafted briefs on behalf of the United States in several Supreme Court cases. He received numerous awards while working at the Department of Justice including the Special Commendation for Outstanding Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration General Counsel’s award.

Professor Goldstein teaches Constitutional Law and an array of Environmental Law courses. He regularly publishes in top law journals and because of his nationally recognized expertise, he has authored numerous briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States. Professor Goldstein is a graduate of Vassar and Michigan (J.D., magna cum laude).

Selected Publications

Articles

The Tea Party Movement and the Perils of Popular Originalism, 53 Arizona Law Review, 827 (2011)

Can Popular Constitutionalism Survive the Tea Party Movement? 105 Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy 288 (2011)

Equitable Balancing in the Age of Statutes, 96 Virginia Law Review 485 (2010)

Aliens in the Garden, 80 University of Colorado Law Review 685 (2009)

Habeas Without Rights, 2007 Wisconsin Law Review 1165

Is There a “Religious Question” Doctrine? Judicial Authority to Examine Religious Beliefs and Practices, 54 Catholic University Law Review 487 (2005)