- Kermit Roosevelt III
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name = Kermit Roosevelt III
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Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt III (born
July 14, 1971) is a law professorat 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).
Kim Roosevelt III was born in
Washington, D.C.. He is grandson of Kermit Roosevelt, Jr., the great-grandson of Kermit Rooseveltand 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 Universityand Yale Law School. He was a law clerkfor Judge Stephen F. Williamsof 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 BulletinPg. 10001. January 23, 2007.]
Roosevelt worked as a lawyer with
Mayer Brownin 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 BulletinPg. 10001. January 23, 2007.]
Roosevelt's areas of academic interest include conflicts of law and constitutional law.
Some of his recent scholarly publications include “
Guantanamoand 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 ReviewsREVIEWS; Nonfiction; Pg. 67. July 31, 2006.] )
*"In the Shadow of the Law" (
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005).
* [http://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/krooseve/ University of Pennsylvania Faculty Webpage]
* [http://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/research/index.cfm?query=4&txtAuthors=Kermit+Roosevelt#results Recent publications]
* [http://www.bookbrowse.com/reviews/index.cfm?book_number=1612 Bookbrowse provides jacket information, media reviews and excerpt from In the Shadow of the Law]
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