Thursday, May 17, 2018

Arlyck to Georgetown Law

Kevin Arlyck (credit)
I’m very pleased to announce that Kevin Arlyck will be joining Georgetown Law’s faculty this fall as an Associate Professor of Law, where he will teach courses on civil procedure, federal courts, and legal history.  Currently, he is an associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York.  Kevin has both a JD and PhD from NYU; prior to joining Orrick, he clerked for Sonia Sotomayor on the United States Supreme Court and Robert Katzmann on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and held fellowships at Columbia and NYU.

Kevin's scholarship explores the early history of the federal courts, with a particular focus on the courts' role in national governance.  His dissertation, "Forged by War: The Federal Courts and Foreign Affairs in the Age of Revolution," argues that the courts played a central role in U.S. foreign affairs in the four decades following ratification of the Constitution.  Legal historians also know him for his articles, including “Plaintiffs v. Privateers: Litigation and Foreign Affairs in the Federal Courts, 1816–1822,” Law and History Review (2012) and “The Courts and Foreign Affairs at the Founding,” Brigham Young University Law Review (2017).  Kevin was a fellow in the Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History in 2009, was a Kathryn T. Preyer Scholar of the ASLH in 2011, and has been a regular presenter at the annual meeting of the American Society for Legal History and in other venues.