Judge Guido Calabresi

Senior United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Interviewed by Catherine Sharkey and Kenji Yoshino

Watch the video or read the transcript (PDF: 291.38 KB).

About the Interview

Judge Guido Calabresi was interviewed on June 23, 2017, in New Haven, Connecticut. The interview was conducted by Catherine Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, and Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, both of NYU Law. 


Judge Guido Calabresi

Guido Calabresi was appointed United States Circuit Judge in July, 1994, and entered into duty on September 16, 1994. Prior to his appointment, he was Dean and Sterling Professor at the Yale Law School where he began teaching in 1959. He continues to serve as a member of that faculty as Sterling Professor Emeritus and Professorial Lecturer in Law.

Judge Calabresi received his BS, summa cum laude, from Yale College in 1953, a BA with First Class Honors from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1955, an LLB, magna cum laude, in 1958 from Yale Law School, and an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1959. A Rhodes Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif, Judge Calabresi served as the Note Editor of the Yale Law Journal, 1957-58, while graduating first in his law school class.

Following graduation, Judge Calabresi clerked for Justice Hugo Black of the US Supreme Court. He has been awarded some 50 honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad, and is the author of five books and over a hundred articles on law and related subjects.

Judge Calabresi is a member of the Connecticut Bar.

Video Excerpts

On how being an immigrant has shaped his world view


On why he enjoyed clerking for Justice Hugo Black

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