Kagan, Robert A. 1938–

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Kagan, Robert A. 1938–


Born June 13, 1938, in Newark, NJ; son of George M. and Sylvia Kagan; married Elizabeth Keller (a dance teacher), July 30, 1967; children: Elsie. Education: Harvard University, A.B., 1959; Columbia University, LL.B., 1962; Yale University, Ph.D., 1974. Religion: Jewish.


Home—Berkeley, CA. Office—School of Law, University of California—Berkeley, JSP Building, Berkeley, CA 94720; fax: 510-642-2951. E-mail—[email protected]


University of California—Berkeley, professor of political science, 1974, 1974—, professor of law, 1988-2006, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, 2006—, director of Center for the Study of Law and Society, 1993-2000, 2002-04. Visiting scholar at Oxford University, Ohio State University, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Russell Sage Foundation, and Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences.


(With Douglas E. Rosenthal and Debra Quatrone) Volunteer Attorneys and Legal Services for the Poor: New York's CLO Program, Russel Sage Foundation (New York, NY), 1971.

Regulatory Justice: Implementing a Wage Price Freeze, Russell Sage Foundation, 1978.

(With Eugene Bardach) Going by the Book: The Problem of Regulatory Unreasonableness, Temple University Press, 1982, with a new introduction, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2002.

Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2001.

(With Neil Gunningham and Dorothy Thornton) Shades of Green: Business, Regulation, and Environment, Stanford Law and Politics (Stanford, CA), 2003.


(With Eugene Bardach) Social Regulation: Strategies for Reform, Institute for Contemporary Studies (San Francisco, CA), 1982.

(With Patricia Ewick and Austin Sarat) Social Science, Social Policy, and the Law, Sage (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Lee Axelrod) Regulatory Encounters: Multinational Corporations and American Adversarial Legalism, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 2000.

(With Martin Krygier and Kenneth Winston) Legality and Community: On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2002.

(With Austin Sarat and Bryant Garth) Looking Back at Law's Century, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 2002.

(With David Vogel) Dynamics of Regulatory Change: How Globalization Affects National Regulatory Policies, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 2004.

(With Tom Ginsburg) Institutions & Public Law: Comparative Approaches, P. Lang (New York, NY), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Regulating Tobacco, edited by Robert L. Rabin and Stephen D. Sugarman, Oxford University Press, 2001; and Constitutional Courts in Comparison: The U.S. Supreme Court and the German Federal Constitutional Court, edited by Ralf Rogowski and Thomas Gawron, Berghahn Books, 2002. Contributor to scholarly journals.



University of California—Berkeley School of Law Web site,http://www.law.berkeley.edu/ (September 12, 2007), faculty profile.