Jed Rakoff


Jed Rakoff has served since 1996 as a U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York. He also regularly sits on the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits. He is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses in White Collar Crime, Class Actions, Science and the Courts, and the Interplay of Civil and Criminal Law. He has authored over 130 published articles and regularly writes for the New York Review of Books. In 2014, Judge Rakoff was ranked by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.


B.A., Swarthmore College (1964)
M.Phil., Oxford University (1966)
J.D., Harvard Law School (1969)