- Associate Professor of Law
Farah Peterson is a legal historian who focuses on statutory interpretation. Peterson holds a Ph.D. in American history from Princeton University. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, and received her bachelor’s in history from Yale as well.
After law school, Peterson clerked for Associate Justice Stephen Breyer at the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Guido Calabresi at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is currently at work on a book about the history of judicial interpretation, based on her doctoral dissertation.
- Ph.D.Princeton University2015
- J.D.Yale Law School2012
- M.A.Princeton University2009
- B.A.Yale University2005
“Expounding the Constitution,” Yale L.J. (forthcoming 2020).
“Constitutionalism in Unexpected Places,” Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020).
“Black Lives and the Boston Massacre,” The American Scholar (Winter, 2018).
“The Contract Clause and the Evolution of American Legislation,” (forthcoming as part of a 2019 festschrift in honor of Hendrik Hartog).
“Illness and Identity,” 42 Ploughshares 89 (Winter 2016/2017).
“Modernity and Regret: A Barbados Family and Its Place in the British Empire 1676-1842,” Princeton U. Libr. Chronicle (2009).