Kenji Yoshino

  • Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law

Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at the NYU School of Law. Prior to moving to NYU, he was the inaugural Guido Calabresi Professor of Law and Deputy Dean of Intellectual Life at Yale Law School, where he taught from 1998 to 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, took a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and earned his law degree at Yale Law School. A specialist in constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and law and literature, Yoshino has published in major academic journals, such as The Columbia Law Review, The Harvard Law Review, The Stanford Law Review, and The Yale Law Journal. He has also written extensively in other popular venues, such as The L.A. Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. His award-winning book, Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights (Random House 2006) has been chosen as the "first-year book" by Pomona College, University of North Carolina, University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University. His second book A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice (Harper Collins 2011) was published last spring. Yoshino was elected an Overseer of Harvard University in 2011.