Jonathan Feldman

Lecturer of Law
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Contact Information
Cornell Law School
L58 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-3587
Fax: (607) 255-7193

Lyndsey Clark
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Jonathan Feldman teaches Lawyering and Principles of American Legal Writing. He previously served as a visiting clinical professor at Cornell Law School (Legal Aid Clinic) and Syracuse University College of Law (Disability Rights Clinic).  Most recently, he served in a two-year position as a Teaching Fellow with the Cornell Legal Research Clinic. His publications include "Race-Consciousness versus Colorblindness in the Selection of Civil Rights Leaders: Reflections upon Jack Greenberg's Crusaders in the Courts" in the California Law Review and "Separation of Powers and Judicial Review of Positive Rights Claims: The Role of State Courts in an Era of Positive Government" in the Rutgers Law Journal. He is the co-author of a leading education law textbook (Imber, M., van Geel, T., Blokhuis, J.C., & Feldman, J., Education Law, Fifth Edition. New York: Routledge (2014)).

For a number of years, he was a senior attorney with the Empire Justice Center in Rochester, NY, where he focused on civil rights cases and education cases. Before that, he worked for the Community Service Society in New York City and the Education Law Center in Newark, NJ, where he helped to litigate the landmark school finance case, Abbott v. Burke. A graduate of Oberlin College and New York University School of Law, he clerked for a federal district judge in Philadelphia before entering practice. He is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.