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Bernard E. Harcourt : Curriculum Vitae



Harvard University
PhD, political science, 2000

Harvard Law School
JD, cum laude, 1989

Princeton University
AB, Politics, with Honors, 1984
Certificate in European Cultural Studies, 1984

Lycee Francais de New York, New York City
Baccalaureate in Economics, High Honors, 1981


University of Chicago Law School
Chair of the Political Science Department, July 2010 - present
Professor of Political Science, January 2009 - present
Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology, January 2007-present
Professor of Law, January 2003-present
Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice, 2006-2009
Faculty Director of Academic Affairs, Spring 2003-Spring 2007

University of Chicago
Chair of Political Science Department, July 2010-present
Professor of Political Science, January 2009-present
Associate Faculty in the Department of Sociology, September 2008-present
Senior Fellow in the Society of Fellows, September 2009-present

New York University
Visiting Professor of Law, July 2002-January 2003

Harvard University
Visiting Professor of Law, September 2001-June 2002
Senior Fellow in the Graduate Program, September 1995-June 1997

University of Arizona
Associate Professor of Law, January 1998-January 2003
Associate Professor of Philosophy, January 1998-January 2003
Director of the University of Arizona Rogers Program on Law, Philosophy and Social Inquiry, January 1998-January 2003

Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, Alabama
Trial and Appellate Attorney, September 1990-August 1994

Motsuenyane Commission of Inquiry, Johannesburg, South Africa
Clerk to the Commission, Summer 1993

Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Judicial Clerk, August 1989-August 1990

Chemical Bank                                                                   
Wall Street Banking Officer, October 1984-August 1986


Admitted to the Bar in Alabama, Massachusetts, New York and Washington D.C.