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 has 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 Supreme Court of the United States. He also practiced in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Los Angeles Federal Public Defender’s office and at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate, earning his degree with distinction from Stanford University in 2002.
His research and teaching interests include criminal procedure, criminal law, constitutional law, and federal jurisdiction.