Farah Peterson

Farah Peterson

Professor of Law

Farah Peterson is a legal historian who focuses on statutory interpretation. Peterson holds a PhD in American history from Princeton University. She earned her JD 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 on the US Supreme Court and Judge Guido Calabresi on the US 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.