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William Araiza

Stanley A. August Professor of Law
250 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7955
B.A., Columbia University
M.S., Georgetown University
J.D., Yale Law School
Areas of Expertise
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law


Professor Araiza’s teaching and scholarly interests focus on administrative and constitutional law. He is widely published in these areas, having written casebooks on the First Amendment (Carolina Academic Press) and Constitutional Law (Carolina Academic Press). Among his recent articles are those that have appeared in the NYU Law Review, Penn. Journal of Constitutional Law, Constitutional Commentary, and Boston University Law Review. His books, Enforcing the Equal Protection Clause (2016) and Animus: A Brief Introduction to Bias in the Law (2017), were both published by NYU Press. Professor Araiza is a member of the American Law Institute, has served as the Chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and on the LexisNexis Law School Publishing Advisory Board, and holds several leadership positions in the Southeastern Association of Law Schools.

He is actively involved with students, participating on panels and discussion groups about Constitutional Law and current events.

After law school, Professor Araiza clerked for Judge William Norris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then for Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. He then practiced as an associate with two large law firms in Los Angeles. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of California Los Angeles Law School and as a visiting professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, and the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining the faculty at Brooklyn Law School, Professor Araiza served as the Associate Dean for Faculty and the Rev. Richard A. Vachon, S.J. Fellow and Professor of Law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles.