Richard M. Re joins the UCLA law faculty as Assistant Professor of Law. His primary research and teaching interests are in criminal procedure, federal courts, and constitutional law.
Re earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University and an M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge. Re received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he received the Benjamin Scharps Prize for the best paper by a third-year student and twice received the Judge William E Miller Prize for the best paper on the Bill of Rights. He was also Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal.
After law school, Re clerked for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. Re also worked as an Honors Program attorney in the Criminal Appellate Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and practiced law at a firm in Washington, D.C.
Re’s recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, and Northwestern University Law Review, among others. Re’s 2016 article, "Narrowing Supreme Court Precedent From Below" received the annual prize from the AALS Federal Courts Section for the best paper on federal courts by an untenured professor.
In addition, Re is a member of PrawfsBlawg, contributes to SCOTUSBlog, and maintains his own blog, Re's Judicata.