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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. Professor Araiza’s scholarship has been published widely, including in the NYU Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, and Constitutional Commentary. His academic books, Enforcing the Equal Protection Clause (2016) and Animus: A Brief Introduction to Bias in the Law (2017), were both published by NYU Press. His most recent book, Rebuilding Expertise: Creating Effective and Trustworthy Regulation in an Age of Doubt, was published by NYU Press in 2022. He has also written casebooks on First Amendment Law and Constitutional Law and a treatise on Constitutional Law, all for Carolina Academic 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.

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. After practicing law in Los Angeles, he joined the faculty of Loyola Law School Los Angeles , where he served as Associate Dean for Faculty and the Rev. Richard A. Vachon, S.J. Fellow, before moving to Brooklyn in 2009. Professor Araiza has also taught at the law schools at NYU, UCLA, UC San Francisco (formerly Hastings College of Law), Washington & Lee, Lewis & Clark, Cardozo, and the University of Western Ontario.