Fall 2018

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR K. SABEEL RAHMAN, a widely published constitutional and administrative law scholar and authority on democratic participation and civic engagement in the United States, has been named the next president of Demos, a public policy organization focused on ensuring equality in the American democratic process and economy. Rahman will be on leave from the Law School during his tenure at Demos but will continue to serve as a member of the faculty.

“Demos is an incredible organization committed to advancing a more inclusive economy and democracy,” said Rahman, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and author of Democracy Against Domination (Oxford University Press, 2017). “In my scholarship and throughout my teaching, I have focused on questions of inequality, exclusion, and democracy, and how the law plays a major role in constructing these challenges and their remedies. I can’t think of a better organization with which to link these ideas to the on-the-ground realities, especially at this urgent time in our politics.”

“As an intellectual, Sabeel is unparalleled in his field, working at the intersection of research on democracy and economic inequality,” said Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton. “He is praised by his students as an inspiring and devoted teacher and mentor, and he is highly respected by his colleagues at the Law School, where he is an integral member of our community. We look forward to bearing witness to the great work Sabeel will do at Demos as president.”

At the Law School, Rahman teaches constitutional law and administrative law. Previously, he was a visiting professor at Harvard University Law School. He also has served as a special advisor to New York City on economic development issues and has worked with a variety of organizations on issues of democracy reform.