Daniel Halberstam - Biography#

Daniel Halberstam, the Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, teaches U.S. Constitutional Law, European Union Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Global Governance. From 2017-2020 he served as the Law School’s Associate Dean for Faculty and Research.

Professor Halberstam was the founding faculty director of the University’s EU Center in 2000 (supported by the European Commission as a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence) and continues to serve as Director of the Law School's European Legal Studies Program. He lectures regularly throughout Europe, held a position for a decade as external professor in the European Law Department at the College of Europe, iBruges, and delivered the General Course on the European Union at the European University Institute in Florence in 2012. Professor Halberstam was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg), Berlin, subsequently joined the Institute's advisory board, and served on Germany’s joint federal-state university excellence commission. He also serves on several advisory editorial boards, including the Common Market Law Review.

Professor Halberstam was a member of the legal team in the Brexit litigation in the UK Supreme Court, convened a closed-door working group in Berlin of European policymakers and officials on EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights, and serves on the academic steering committee of the Luxembourg Forum, which brings together the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union for joint meetings.

Professor Halberstam joined the Michigan Law faculty from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served in the Office of Legal Counsel during the Clinton administration. He had previously served as attorney-adviser to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky, and as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, Judge Patricia Wald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Peter Jann at the European Court of Justice. He received his B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in mathematics from Columbia University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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