John Rappaport graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2006 after serving as co-chair of the Articles Committee of the Harvard Law Review. He clerked for Judges Stephen Reinhardt and Paul Watford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. He also practiced in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Los Angeles Federal Public Defender’s office and as a litigator at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate, earning his degree with distinction from Stanford University.
Before joining the faculty, John taught at the Law School as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in law. His research and teaching interests include criminal procedure, criminal law, constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, and evidence.