Office of the President

Jeffrey S. Lehman's Curriculum Vitae


2003 - 2005: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York


1987 - 2003: The University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Law School, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

1994-2003: Dean of the Law School.

1993-2003: Professor of Law and Public Policy.

1992-93: Professor of Law.

1987-92: Assistant Professor of Law.

1994: L'Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). Paris, France.
Faculté de Droit, Économie, et Sciences Sociales; DEA de Droit Public Interne.

Professeur Invité.

1993: The Yale Law School. New Haven, Connecticut.

Visiting Professor of Law.

1983-87: Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered. Washington, D.C.


1982-83: The Supreme Court of the United States. Washington, D.C.

Law Clerk to Associate Justice John Paul Stevens.

1981-82: The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Portland, Maine.

Law Clerk to Chief Judge Frank M. Coffin.


Legal: The University of Michigan Law School.

J.D. in May 1981, magna cum laude.

Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review.

Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship.

Order of the Coif.

Graduate: The University of Michigan Institute of Public Policy Studies.

M.P.P. in May 1981.

Undergraduate: Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences.

A.B. in May 1977, with distinction in all subjects. Mathematics major.

Sweet Briar College Junior Year in France.

National and State Service, etc.

University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development ("Internet2").

Member of the Board of Trustees, 2004-present.

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America.

Member of the Board of Trustees, 2004-present.

The American Law Deans Association.

President, 2001-2003. Vice President, 1999-2001. Member of the Board of Directors, 1997-2003.

The Partnership for Public Service.

Member of the Board of Governors, 2003-present.

The Skadden Fellowship Foundation.

Member of the Board of Trustees, 1995 - present.

The Joint Committee on Diversity of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Law School Admissions Council.

Member, 2001-2003.

The American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Committee Member - Standards Review Committee, 1996-1999; Law School Development Committee, 2001-2003.

The Association of American Law Schools.

Committee Member - Nominating Committee, 1997-1998; Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, 1998-2000; Planning Committee for June 2001 Conference on New Ideas for Experienced Teachers, 2000-2001.

The Law School Admissions Council

Committee Member - Alternative Models Implementation Work Group, 2000-2003.

Planning Committee for President Clinton's July 20, 1999, "Call to Action"; Steering Committee of "Lawyers for One America."

Member, 1999-2001.


The Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee [Iroquois] Confederacy.

Honored with the name Wambli Ska (White Eagle). September 3, 2004.

China Agricultural University.

Honorary Professor. June 30, 2003.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

National Equal Justice Award, 2003.

The Michigan State Bar Foundation

Fellow, 1997-present.

The American Law Institute.

Member, 1995 - 2004.

Named one of 40 "Rising Stars in the Law" by The National Law Journal, November 20, 1995.

Academic Publications

"Making Sense of Stock and Security Exchanges," (coauthored with Douglas A. Kahn), 104 Tax Notes 1417 (September 20, 2004).

"Turning our Backs on the New Deal: The End of Welfare in 1996" (coauthored with Sheldon Danziger). Chapter 19 of Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy (C. Michael Henry, ed.). New Haven: Yale University Press (2004).

"The Evolving Language of Diversity and Integration in Discussions of Affirmative Action from Bakke to Grutter," Chapter 2 of Defending Diversity. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (2004).

"Welfare" (coauthored with Sheldon Danziger), in Joel Grossman, ed., The Oxford Companion to American Law (Oxford University Press 2002).

"Desperately Seeking a Voice," 33 University of Toledo Law Review 103 (2001).

Corporate Income Taxation (coauthored with Douglas A. Kahn). Minneapolis: West Publishing Co. (4th ed. 1994, 5th ed. 2001).

"Saying No to Stakeholding," (coauthored with Deborah Malamud), 98 Michigan Law Review 1482 (2000).

"Foreword," 11 European Journal of International Law 1 (2000).

"Ending Welfare, Leaving the Poor to Face New Risks," (coauthored with Sheldon Danziger), Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy 6 (Winter 1997).

"Neighborhood Effects and Federal Policy" (coauthored with Timothy Smeeding). Chapter 11 of Neighborhood Poverty: Context and Consequences for Children, Volume 1, (J. Brooks-Gunn, G.J. Duncan, J.L. Aber, eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press (1997).

"How Will Welfare Recipients Fare in the Labor Market?" (coauthored with Sheldon Danziger), Challenge (March-April 1996).

"Ending Welfare as We Know It: Values, Economics, and Politics" (coauthored with Sheldon Danziger), published online, (Cambridge, Mass: The Electronic Policy Network, 1995 []), excerpted in "Recalibrating the Balance: Reflections on Welfare Reform," 37 Law Quadrangle Notes (No. 4, 1994).

"Updating Urban Policy." Chapter 9 of Confronting Poverty: Prescriptions for Reform (Sheldon Danziger, Gary Sandefur, & Daniel Weinberg, eds.) Cambridge: Harvard U. Press (1994).

"The Many Contexts of Welfare Reform." 26 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform No. 4 (Summer 1993).

"The Distribution of Benefits from Prepaid Tuition Programs: New Empirical Evidence About the Effects of Program Design on Participant Demographics." Chapter 3 of Prepaid College Tuition Plans in the United States: Promise and Problems (Michael Olivas, ed.). New York: College Board (1993).

"The Laws of Work-Related Social Benefit Systems in the United States." Chapter 11 of Proceedings of the First Annual United States - Mexico International Labor Law Conference. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Labor (1993).

Book Review reviewing Rethinking Social Policy, by Christopher Jencks, 98 American Journal of Sociology 778 (Nov. 1993).

"Law School Support for Community-Based Economic Development in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods," (coauthored with Rochelle E. Lento), 42 Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law 65 (May 1992).

"Tax Expenditure Budgets: A Critical View," (coauthored with Douglas A. Kahn), 54 Tax Notes 1661 (March 30, 1992); reprinted in The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory, Tax Law, Vol. II (White, P. ed., 1995); excerpted in Fred Peel & Philip Oliver, Readings and Materials on Tax Policy (Foundation Press 1996) and in Paul Caron, Karen Burke, and Grayson McCouch, Federal Income Tax Anthology 1997 (Anderson Publishing 1997).

"To Conceptualize, To Criticize, To Describe, To Improve: Understanding America's Welfare State," 101 Yale Law Journal 685 (December 1991).

"Social Irresponsibility, Actuarial Assumptions, and Wealth Redistribution: Lessons About Public Policy from a Prepaid Tuition Program," 88 Michigan Law Review 1035 (April 1990).

"Is There Life for Erie After the Death of Diversity?" (coauthored with Peter Westen), 78 Michigan Law Review 311 (January 1980).

Book Notice commenting on Lying, by Sissela Bok, 77 Michigan Law Review 539 (March 1979).

"To Extract a Connected Object of Arbitrary Shape from Its Background by a Decision Tree Method," Proceedings of the 1978 IEEE Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (1978) (coauthored with J.M.S. Prewitt and S.C. Wu).

Other Publications and Popular Press

"'Integration,' not 'Diversity,'" (op-ed book excerpt under Ex Libris), The Chronicle of Higher Education, (April 23, 2004).

Revolutionary Cornell, Beloved Cornell: The Inaugural Addresses of Jeffrey Sean Lehman (Cornell University, October 2003).

"Learning from Diversity," (op-ed article), New York Times (May 16, 2002).

"Choosing Integration in Higher Education," (op-ed article), Matrix (July 2001).

"The Fifty-Year Quest for Diversity in Legal Education," (op-ed article), Michigan Daily (January 15, 2001).

"Presidential Search Process Precluded Candid Exchange" (op-ed article), Ann Arbor News (November 24, 1996), reprinted in Law Quadrangle Notes (Spring 1997, p. 30), expanded and reprinted in Trusteeship (Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, July/August 1997, pp. 18-22).

"MET Needs a Different Kind of Bailout" (op-ed article), Detroit News (August 18, 1991).

"Tuition Plan: Is It Just Pie in the Sky?" (op-ed article coauthored with Kent Syverud), Detroit Free Press (June 8, 1988).

1,000 Ways To Win Monopoly Games (coauthored with Jay Walker), New York: Dell Paperbacks (1975).