After graduating from Yale College (magna cum laude, 1982) and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude, 1986), Professor Rubenstein clerked for Hon. Stanley Sporkin. From 1987-1995, he worked at the national office of the ACLU litigating complex civil rights cases. Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 2007, Professor Rubenstein taught for a decade at UCLA Law School and for two years at Stanford Law School. He is a member of the bars of Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania (inactive), DC (inactive), the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal circuit and district courts.