The Honorable Guido Calabresi
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Judge Calabresi was appointed United States Circuit Judge in July of 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 was the youngest Full Professor at Yale at the time of his appointment and one of the youngest in the history of the university. He continues to serve as a member of that faculty as Sterling Professor Emeritus and Professorial Lecturer.
Judge Calabresi received his B.S. summa cum laude
from Yale College in 1953, a B.A. with First Class Honors from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1955, a LL.B. magna cum laude in 1958 from Yale Law School, and a M.A. 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, he clerked for Justice Hugo Black of the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Calabresi has been awarded some forty honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad, as well as numerous awards including Laetare Medal, University of Notre Dame (1985); Marshall-Wythe Medal, George Washington School of Law, College of William & Mary (1985); Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Award for Outstanding Research in Law and Government (1998); and the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Law, The Jefferson Foundation and The University of Virginia Law School (2000). He is the author of four books, including Ideals, Beliefs, Attitudes and the Law: Private Law Perspectives on a Public Law Problem
(Syracuse University Press, 1985) for which he was awarded The Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association in 1986. He has authored over a hundred articles on law and related subjects and given over 60 lectures worldwide. Judge Calabresi is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.