Shalev Roisman

Shalev Roisman

Associate Professor of Law
Distinguished Early Career Scholar

Shalev Roisman teaches courses in administrative law, constitutional law, and presidential power. He joined the University of Arizona from Harvard Law School, where he was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law. Prior to that, he served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice, an acting assistant professor of lawyering at New York University School of Law, a senior associate in the litigation department of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and as a law clerk to Judge Gerard E. Lynch and Judge Robert D. Sack on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He received his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and his BA in history and economics from Cornell University.

Curriculum Vitae


SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • Balancing Interests in the Separation of Powers, 91 U. Chi. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2024)
  • The President’s Subjective and Objective Legal Obligations, 91 Fordham L. Rev. 2195 (2023)
  • Presidential Motive, 108 Iowa L. Rev. 1  (2022)
  • Presidential Law, 105 Minn. L. Rev. 1269 (2021).
  • Presidential Factfinding, 72 Vand. L. Rev. 825 (2019).
  • Constitutional Acquiescence, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 668 (2016).
  • Constraining States:  Constitutional Lessons For International Courts, 44 Va. J. Int'l L. 729 (2015).
  • Complete List of Publications


  • J.D. Harvard Law School
    Graduated magna cum laude
  • B.A. Cornell University

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor of Law
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2019 - present
  • Climenko Fellow & Lecturer on Law
    Harvard Law School
    2017 - 2019
  • Attorney-Adviser
    Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice
    2015 - 2017
  • Acting Assistant Professor, Lawyering Program
    New York University School of Law
    2013 - 2015
  • Senior Associate, Appellate & Supreme Court Litigation & Business Trial Group
    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Door LLP, New York, New York
    2011 - 2013
  • Judicial Clerk
    Judge Gerard E. Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    2010 - 2011
  • Judicial Clerk
    Judge Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    2008 - 2009
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law
National Security Law