Law School/Year: J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1991
Other Graduate School/Year: M.A., Ph.D., Politics, Princeton University, 2004
College/Year: A.B., History & Government, Cornell University, 1988
New York, New Jersey
Eric Mitnick is the associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he teaches Torts and Administrative Law. Following law school, Mitnick practiced law as an associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, a large law firm in New York City, focusing primarily on complex financial litigation. He has since been the recipient of research fellowships from Princeton University and the Mellon Foundation.
His current research is in the areas of rights, liberalism, multicultural theory and constitutional law, with recent articles appearing in prominent journals including the UC Davis Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Louisiana Law Review and Columbia Human Rights Law Review. His book, “Rights, Groups, and Self-Invention: Group-Differentiated Rights in Liberal Theory,” was published in 2006 by Ashgate Publishing Ltd.