Richard Alexander Izquierdo

Adjunct Constitutional Law Professor

PhD, Stanford University
MA, Stanford University
JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
BA, Rutgers University (New Brunswick)

State Bar Membership

New York

About The Professor

Richard Alexander Izquierdo teaches constitutional law, contracts, American politics, and legal/political theory. His research and writing have focused on the political, historical, and philosophical influences on the development of constitutional law. He received his PhD in political science from Stanford University where he wrote his dissertation, Rethinking Presidential Constructions of Constitutional Regimes, which assessed the ways presidents construct new constitutional baselines during extraordinary times without formally replacing the Constitution. Izquierdo has lectured at Georgetown Law in constitutional law and contracts as the 2013-15 Fellow at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. He was the 2012-13 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Izquierdo formerly practiced law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York City.


The Architecture of Constitutional Time, 23 WM. & MARY BILL RTS. J. 1089 (2015)

The American Presidency and the Logic of Constitutional Renewal: Pricing in Institutions and Historical Context from the Beginning, 28 J.L. & POL. 272 (2013)


Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II