Abbe Gluck

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    • Title:Associate Professor of Law
    • Organization:Yale University
    • Area of Expertise:Health Law/Reform, Congress, Federalism

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    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Health Law/Reform, Congress, Federalism
      Summary of expertise:
      Professor Gluck is an expert in Congress and the political process, health law, federalism, state and local government, civil procedure, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Her health-law research focuses on state-federal relations and the political and judicial dynamics of health reform and federal intervention. Her work in legislation is the first to bring state courts and state agencies into the study of federal statutory law. Most recently, she completely the largest study in history of the congressional law-drafting process. She also has extensive experience working as a lawyer in all levels of government. She served in the administration of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine as the special counsel and senior advisor to the New Jersey Attorney General; in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as chief of staff and counsel to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, senior counsel in the New York City Office of Legal Counsel, and deputy special counsel to the New York City Charter Revision Commission; in the U.S. Senate as Special Assistant/Speechwriter to U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes; and worked on various federal, state and local political campaigns. She also clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court, for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gluck is a frequent blogger on Balkinization and Election Law Blog, where she writes about health reform issues and litigation, as well as Congress, politics, and federalism.
      Blog/Web site:
      Books/articles published:
      • Statutory Interpretation from the Inside—An Empirical Study of Congressional Drafting, Delegation and the Canons: Part II, 66 STAN. L. REV. – (forthcoming 2014) (with Lisa Bressman)

      • Federalism’s Domain, 123 YALE L.J. – (forthcoming 2014) (symposium issue)

      • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Proceduralist, in THE LEGACY OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG (Oxford forthcoming 2014) (invited chapter)

      • Statutory Interpretation from the Inside—An Empirical Study of Congressional Drafting, Delegation and the Canons: Part I, 65 STAN. L. REV. 901 (2013) (with Lisa Bressman)

      • Federalism from Federal Statutes: Health Reform, Medicaid and the Old Fashioned Federalists’ Gamble, in THE HEALTH CARE CASE (Persily et al. eds. 2013)

      • The Federal Common Law of Statutory Interpretation: Erie for the Age of Statutes, 54 WM. & MARY L. REV. 753 (2013)

      • Federalism from Federal Statutes: Health Reform, Medicaid and the Old Fashioned Federalists’ Gamble, 81 FORDHAM L. REV. 1748 (2013)

      • A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 25 COLUM. J. GENDER & L. (2013) (with Gillian Metzger)

      • Intrastatutory Federalism and Statutory Interpretation: State Implementation of Federal Law in Health Reform and Beyond, 121 YALE L.J. 534 (2011)

      • Statutory Interpretation Methodology as “Law”: Oregon’s Pathmarking Approach and its Lessons for the Nation, 47 WILLAMETTE L. REV. 539 (2011) (invited keynote address)

      • Intersystemic Statutory Interpretation: Methodology as “Law” and the Erie Doctrine, 120 YALE L.J. 1898 (2011)

      • The States as Laboratories of Statutory Interpretation: Methodological Consensus and the New Modified Textualism, 119 YALE L.J. 1750 (2010)

      • Yale’s Landlord-Tenant Innovator: Tribute to Frank Dineen, in 40 YEARS OF CLINICAL EDUCATION AT YALE (2010)

      • Case Note, Preserving Per Se, 108 YALE L.J. 913 (1999)
      Shorter works/Popular works
      • “The ‘CBO Canon’ and the Debate over Tax Credits on Federally Operated Health Insurance Exchanges,” BALKINIZATION (July 10, 2012), and-debate-over-tax-credits.html.

      • “The Severability Doctrine,” Op-ed (with Michael Graetz), N.Y. TIMES, Mar. 23 2012

      • “Just the Facts: Health Economics and Constitutional Doctrine” (with Gillian Metzger), SCOTUSBlog, Aug. 4, 2011

      • “What the States Still Have to Do,” in “Room for Debate,” N.Y. TIMES online, Dec. 14, 2010 (debating effect of Virginia federal court decision on health reform legislation, with Jack Balkin, Randy Barnett, et al.)

      • “The Tenth Amendment Question,” in “Room for Debate,” N.Y. TIMES online, Mar. 28, 2010 (debating constitutionality of the health reform legislation, with Jack Balkin, Randy Barnett, et al.)

      • “The Perils of Electing Judges,” Op-ed, ALBANY TIMES UNION, Feb. 3, 2010 (with Victor Kovner)

      • AALS Legislation & Law and the Political Process Section, Executive Committee, 2013- present; Nominating Committee, 2013-present; nominated Chair-Elect (2016)
      • Co-Lead Counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 104 Health Law Professors as Amici Curiae, in U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Servs. v. Florida (amicus brief filed Jan. 13, 2012).
      • Secretary of the Board, The Fund for Modern Courts, New York, NY (2011-2012)
      • Featured in “Ideas of the Year 2013,” the Atlantic (2013) for her federalism scholarship
      • Chair, NYC Affairs Committee, NYC Bar Association (2010-2012)
      • Executive Committee Board Member, American Constitution Society, NY Lawyer Chapter (and co-organizer of the panels, “From the Courts to the Legislature: The Debate Over Marriage Equality in New York”; “The Alito Nomination, the Supreme Court, and the Abortion Debate”; “The Roberts Nomination and the Upcoming Supreme Court Term”; “A Conversation with Kristin Gillibrand”; “Health Reform: Debate Among the Experts;” “The 2009 Supreme Court Term and the Future of the Court”; “2010 Supreme Court Wrap-Up”)
      • Faculty Advisor, Yale Health Law and Policy Students’ Association
      • Keynote Speaker, YLS NYC Annual Alumni Luncheon, May 2013
      • Yale Law School Public Interest Fellowships Committee, 2012-present
      • Yale Law School Discipline Committee, Spring 2013
      • Yale Law Women Scholarship Panel, Fall 2012
      • Member, NYC Bar Association Inter-Committee Taskforce on Charter Revision
      • Clerkship Committee, Columbia Law School, 2010-2012
      • Government Service Committee, Columbia Law School, 2010-2012
      • Co-Convener, Columbia Law, Health and Society Interdisciplinary Colloquium, 2010- 2012
      • Faculty Board Member, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, 2011-2012
      • Advisor, Columbia Health Law Students Association, 2010-2012
      • Bar Admissions: New York, New Jersey, SDNY, EDNY

      Prior media experience:
      Professor Gluck has extensive television, radio and print experience. She has been interviewed on ABC News, NY 1, and Bloomberg television; NPR, CBS radio and a variety of local radio outlets; and in print outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Law 360, Daily Kos, and the Washington Times. She is an occasional blogger at Balkinization and a new resident blogger at the Legislation blog.

      She has published more than 100 articles on business and finance, published in The Baltimore Sun and, through Bloomberg Business News, major newspapers including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal (1995-1996)

      Educational background:
      J.D., Yale Law School, 2000
      B.A., Yale University, 1996

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