is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law. He received his BA, summa cum laude, in 1980 from Yale College, and his JD in 1984 from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of The Yale Law Journal. After clerking for Judge Stephen Breyer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Amar joined the Yale faculty in 1985. Along with Paul Brest, Sanford Levinson, Jack Balkin, and Reva Siegel, Amar is the coeditor of a leading constitutional law casebook, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (5th ed. 2006). He is also the author of several books, including, most recently, America's Constitution: A Biography (2005).
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