Jared A. Goldstein

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Jared A. GoldsteinProfessor of LawAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs

Education

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

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).

Articles

The Klan's Constitution, 9 Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review 285 (2018)

Unfit for the Constitution: Nativism and the Constitution, from the Founding Fathers to Donald Trump, 20 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 489 (2018)

How the Constitution Became Christian, 68 Hastings Law Journal 259 (2017)

The American Liberty League and the Rise of Constitutional Nationalism, 86 Temple Law Review 287 (2014)

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)

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.