K. Sabeel Rahman

Associate Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Areas of Expertise

Administrative Law
Constitutional Law

A.B., Harvard University
M.Sc and M.St., Oxford University, Rhodes Scholar
J.D., Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Harvard University

Washington Monthly: Power to the People


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman’s new book, Democracy Against Domination, receives a favorable review.

Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Quoted in The New York Times on Corporate Consolidations


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman was quoted in the Jan. 10 New York Times article, “Obama’s Work to Limit Mergers May Stop With Trump Administration.”

The Marc Steiner Show: Neoliberalism and Capitalism in the Election (podcast)


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman was part of a panel discussion on the election that examined and analyzed the results within the framework of Capitalism and Neoliberalism.

Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Book Launch Features Timely Discussion of Economic Inequality


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman celebrated the launch of his new book, Democracy Against Domination (Oxford University Press), with a panel discussion at Brooklyn Law School on October 25. The discussion, like the book itself, tackled important questions about addressing economic inequality in the United States and the future of American politics.

The Atlantic: America’s Monopoly Problem


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman questions how big a company can get before it’s inherently bad for the economy.

Slate: Will Uber Rouse the Trustbusters?


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman is among those who think U.S. regulators should follow China’s lead and treat Uber's ride-hailing service as a form of utility.

The New York Times: Could Hillary Clinton Become the Champion of the 99 Percent?


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman points out that Department of Justice regulators essentially rewrote the federal guidelines for mergers and acquisitions, thereby weakening the government’s power to make antitrust cases.

New America Foundation: Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial, and Monopoly Power


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman co-authored a policy agenda designed to rewrite the rules that shape the corporate and financial sectors and improve implementation and enforcement of existing regulations.

Professor K. Sabeel Rahman in The Nation Magazine on Making Economic Development More Equitable


In an article that recently appeared in The Nation, Professor K. Sabeel Rahman argues that cities can tackle the economic inequality crisis by making the policy process more democratic.

The Nation: The Key to Making Economic Development More Equitable Is Making It More Democratic


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman describes how cities are experimenting with efforts to make local residents active participants in the development process.

New America Weekly: The Economics of Power


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman explores the decline of the social contract in American culture.

Professor K. Sabeel Rahman quoted in The New York Times


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman provided analysis in a March 11, 2016, New York Times article “As Americans Take Up Populism, the Supreme Court Embraces Business,” about the growing rift between the many Americans and the Supreme Court on matters of big business and economic power.

Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Named a 2016 New America Fellow


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman has been awarded a one-year fellowship with the New America Foundation. Rahman was one of 22 individuals selected for this honor for 2016. During his fellowship year, which began earlier this month, Rahman will develop a book about democracy in the “New Gilded Age” of economic and political inequality. Based on his own academic research and practice experience, the book will examine the role of democracy in addressing structural forms of economic inequality, including private power and the “new monopolies,” such as banks deemed “too big to fail” and corporate power in the information economy; urban inequality and economic development; and the changing nature of work and insecurity in the “gig” economy.

Professor K. Sabeel Rahman authors cover story for Boston Review


In his article "Curbing the New Corporate Power," Professor Rahman argues why consumer prices are not the only concern raised by dominant companies.

Professor K. Sabeel Rahman Appointed By Mayor de Blasio to Rent Guidelines Board


Professor K. Sabeel Rahman has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the New York City Rent Guidelines Board. The Board determines annual rent adjustments for approximately 1 million apartments across the city subject to the Rent Stabilization Law. He was one of three new appointments to the Board announced by the Mayor on March 12. Rahman previously has served in a variety of advisory roles to New York City government and other organizations on economic and financial regulatory policies.