Kermit Roosevelt III

Kermit Roosevelt III

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Yale Law School
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Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt III (born July 14, 1971) is a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (often referred to as "Penn Law") and author of "The Myth of Judicial Activism" (Yale University Press, 2006) and the D.C. legal thriller "In the Shadow of the Law" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005).

Early life

Kim Roosevelt III was born in Washington, D.C.. He is grandson of Kermit Roosevelt, Jr., the great-grandson of Kermit Roosevelt and the great-great-grandson of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. He graduated from St. Albans School (where he was a presidential scholar ["Presidential Scholars." Charles Elder. The Washington Post. DISTRICT WEEKLY; PAGE J3; PEOPLE. June 1, 1989.] ), Harvard University and Yale Law School. He was a law clerk for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the D.C. Circuit, and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter. ["Politics skews perception on judicial rulings: author." STEPHANIE POTTER. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Pg. 10001. January 23, 2007.]


Roosevelt worked as a lawyer with Mayer Brown in Chicago from 2000 to 2002 before joining the Penn Law faculty in 2002. ["Politics skews perception on judicial rulings: author." STEPHANIE POTTER. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Pg. 10001. January 23, 2007.]

Roosevelt's areas of academic interest include conflicts of law and constitutional law.

Some of his recent scholarly publications include “Guantanamo and the Conflict of Laws: "Rasul" and Beyond” (2005), published in the "University of Pennsylvania Law Review", “Constitutional Calcification: How the Law Becomes What the Court Does,” "University of Virginia Law Review" (2005), and “Resolving Renvoi: the Bewitchment of Our Intelligence by Means of Language,” "Notre Dame Law Review" (2005).


*"The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions." Kermit Roosevelt III. Yale Univ., $30 (272p) ISBN 0-300-11468-0. (The work defends the Supreme Court against right-wing charges of undue judicial activism. ["The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions." Staff. Publishers Weekly Reviews REVIEWS; Nonfiction; Pg. 67. July 31, 2006.] )
*"In the Shadow of the Law" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005).


External links

* [ University of Pennsylvania Faculty Webpage]
* [ Recent publications]
* [ Bookbrowse provides jacket information, media reviews and excerpt from In the Shadow of the Law]

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