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Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Oregon

Professor Ofer Raban teaches Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Criminal Investigation, and Criminal Law. He received his B.A. from the City College of New York, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a doctorate in legal philosophy from Oxford University, where he was the recipient of the Oxford University Law Faculty Award. Professor Raban worked as a prosecutor in New York before joining academia. His principal research interest concerns the relationship between constitutional doctrine and judicial philosophy. His first book, Modern Legal Theory and Judicial Impartiality (Routledge-Cavendish, London 2003) examined modern theories of legal interpretation and their attempts to defend judicial impartiality. He is currently working on a book titled "The Silent Prologue: How Judicial Philosophy Shapes Our Constitutional Rights," which examines the ways with which different judicial philosophies have influenced the scope and content of our constitutional liberties. Professor Raban is the author of numerous law review articles, and is a regular contributor to the Oregon press. He lectures extensively both locally and internationally, and his work has been translated into Polish, Korean, Hebrew, Chinese, and Turkish.


  • –present
    Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Oregon


  • 2003 
    Oxford University, PhD Law