Abbe R. Gluck

Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy


Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She is an expert on Congress and the political process, legislation, federalism, state and local government, civil procedure, and health law, and is chair of Section on Legislation and the Law of the Political Process for the Association of American Law Schools.

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Lise Cavallaro

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2000

B.A., Yale University, 1996

Courses Taught


  • Legislation
  • Civil Procedure
  • Health Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Medical-Legal Partnership

Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She joined Yale Law School in 2012, having previously served on the faculty of Columbia Law School. She is an expert on Congress and the political process, federalism, civil procedure, and health law, and is the chair emerita of Section on Legislation and the Law of the Political Process for the Association of American Law Schools. Gluck has extensive experience working as a lawyer in all levels of government. Prior to joining Columbia, she served in the administration of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine as the special counsel and senior advisor to the New Jersey Attorney General; and in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as chief of staff and counsel to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, senior counsel in the New York City Office of Legal Counsel, and deputy special counsel to the New York City Charter Revision Commission. Prior to law school, she worked in the U.S. Senate for Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland. Before returning to government work after law school, Professor Gluck was associated with the Paul Weiss firm in New York. She earned her B.A. from Yale University, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Yale Law School. Following law school, she clerked for then-Chief Judge Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gluck’s scholarship has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and many other journals. Among her most recent work is the most extensive empirical study ever conducted about the realities of the congressional law-making process (published in the Stanford Law Review) and the Harvard Law Review’s Supreme Court issue comment on King v. Burwell, the 2015 challenge to the Affordable Care Act. She also served as co-counsel on a Supreme Court brief in both King and the 2012 ACA challenge, NFIB v. Sebelius. Professor Gluck currently serves on numerous boards and commissions, including as an appointed member of both the Uniform Law Commission and the New York State Taskforce on Life and the Law, and as an elected member of the American Law Institute. In 2015, Gluck received the Law School’s teaching award.

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Culminating Event on Mental Health Features Authors Saks and Solomon

On October 23, 2017, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy co-hosted a Dean’s Lecture featuring authors and scholars Elyn Saks ’86 and Andrew Solomon JE ’85.

Friday, October 20, 2017


Column: By attacking Obamacare, Trump has driven up the number of uninsured Americans by 3.5 million

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is cited in a commentary.

Friday, October 13, 2017


Gluck and Tracer Discuss Healthcare Executive Order

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is interviewed about the executive order on healthcare.

Friday, October 13, 2017


Solomon Center Hosts Discussion on Future of Health Care Reform

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy co-hosted a panel entitled “Congressional Gridlock and the Future of Health Care Reform.”

Monday, October 2, 2017


The Trump administration's Obamacare 'sabotage' has reached a new level

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article about planned HeathCare.gov downtime occurring on the first day of an open enrollment period.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Report: Latest Republican Efforts To Reform Health Care Could Cost Connecticut Billions

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted in a story about the latest Republican attempt to repeal and replace the ACA.

Monday, July 31, 2017


No Decision on the Continuation of Obamacare Subsidies

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is interviewed about the future of ACA subsidies under the current administration.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


The Hypocrisy of the "Skinny" Repeal: The Republicans Themselves Said It Would be Disastrous—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Professor Gluck Backs Bill to Create Congressional Clerkship

A new bill was introduced to Congress on December 5, 2016 that would establish the first ever congressional analogue to the federal judicial clerkship.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Health Care Collapse: Republicans Repeal-Replace Effort is Dead

Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy Abbe R. Gluck ’00 was included in a segment on the defeat of the health care bill.

Friday, June 23, 2017


Connecticut Medicaid Patients Likely To Lose Care Under Federal Health Bill

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 was interviewed about the Senate health care bill draft.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Senate Health Care Bill Draft Released: What's Inside? Will it Pass?

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 was interviewed about the Senate health care bill draft.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Connecticut delegation pans Senate health bill; Malloy certain ‘people will needlessly die’ under plan

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 was quoted about the Senate health care bill draft.

Monday, June 5, 2017


Breakfast on Health Reform, Law and Policy under the Trump Administration

On June 1, 2017, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School hosted a Boston-Area Alumni Breakfast on “Health Reform, Law and Policy under the Trump Administration” at the office of Ropes & Gray.

Friday, June 2, 2017


ERISA: A Bipartisan Problem For The ACA And The AHCA—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00, Allison K. Hoffman, and Peter D. Jacobson

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


How the G.O.P. Sabotaged Obamacare—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 7, 2017


Goodbye, U.S. Senate—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 7, 2017


Abbe Gluck on the Nuclear Option and Gorsuch Confirmation

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 was interviewed about the Gorsuch confirmation.

Monday, March 27, 2017


Obamacare Legal Cases

Professor of Law and director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is interviewed on court cases related to Obamacare.

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Lingering Obamacare court cases are troubling insurers

Professor of Law and director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted on court cases related to Obamacare.

Friday, March 24, 2017


Is the GOP ACA Repealer Unconstitutional on Federalism Grounds?—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

Friday, March 10, 2017


If Republicans aren't confident enough to let the CBO score their healthcare plan, they shouldn't try to pass it—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00 and Sherry Glied

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School and Sherry Glied is dean of New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and former assistant secretary of planning and evaluation at the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Video: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is interviewed about the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Trump's travel ban could have far-reaching consequences for presidential power

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article about the new executive order on immigration.

Monday, March 6, 2017


America needs to decide: is health care something we owe our citizens?—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017


GOP's legal and political sabotage crippled Obamacare—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Donald Trump Prepares Repeal and Replace For ACA

Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy Abbe Gluck ’00 was interviewed about the Republicans’ appeal of the ACA.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Republicans Prepare Challenges to Obamacare

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 spoke about the legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

Thursday, November 17, 2016


9 Trump Supreme Court prospects at conservative legal parley

Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy Abbe R. Gluck ’00 and Richard Garnett ’95 are quoted in an article about the Federalist Society and the role it may play in future administration picks for the Supreme Court.  Steven Colloton ’88 is mentioned.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


Repeal Obamacare? Harder Than It Looks

Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article outlining the methods by which the Republicans could dismantle Obamacare.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


The 4 ways Republicans can dismantle Obamacare, explained

Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article outlining the methods by which the Republicans could dismantle Obamacare.

Friday, October 28, 2016


Solomon Center Panel Explores Future of ACA’s Exchanges

On October 28, 2016, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School and the National Academy of Social Insurance co-hosted a panel discussion on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its insurance marketplaces, commonly known as “exchanges.”

Monday, September 19, 2016


The Politics of Medicare and Drug-Price Negotiation—A Commentary by Theodore T. Lee ’18, Abbe R. Gluck ’00, and Gregory Curfman

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law and faculty director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School; Gregory Curfman is the Editor in Chief of Harvard Health Publications and Senior Advisor and Physician Scholar in Residence for the Solomon Center; and Theodore T. Lee ’18 is a Yale Law School student and Solomon Center Student Fellow.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Professor Gluck Attends Cancer Moonshot Summit

Professor Abbe Gluck ’00 attended The Cancer Moonshot Summit on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Washington D.C., on behalf of the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School. The Cancer Moonshot Summit, an initiative led by Vice President Joseph Biden, is aimed at creating action and fostering collaborations around the goals of the Cancer Moonshot.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Solomon Center Hires Executive Director

Tamar Ezer will be the Executive Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy beginning July 1, 2016.

Monday, May 16, 2016


Professor Gluck Named to NY State Health Task Force

Abbe R. Gluck ’00, Professor of Law, has been appointed to the New York State Department of Health Task Force on Life and the Law.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


New Health Care Symposium: Unpacking The Issues Of Vertical And Horizontal Consolidation—The St. Luke’s Case

The Solomon Center's conference The New Health Care Industry was discussed in a post about consolidation.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


New Heath Care Symposium: A Healthy Skepticism Of Incumbents, A Healthy Commitment To Entry

The Solomon Center's conference The New Health Care Industry was discussed in a post about health care markets.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


New Health Care Symposium: States’ Critical Role Overseeing Vertical Health Care Integration

The Solomon Center's conference The New Health Care Industry was discussed in a post about health care costs.

Thursday, March 3, 2016


New Health Care Symposium: Building An ACO—What Services Do You Need And How Are Physicians Impacted?

The Solomon Center's conference The New Health Care Industry was discussed in a post about accountable care organizations.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


New Health Care Symposium: Consolidation And Competition In US Health Care

The Solomon Center's conference The New Health Care Industry was discussed in a post about health care markets.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


New Health Care Symposium: High Prices And Payment Reform—Let’s Get Practical

The Solomon Center's conference The New Health Care Industry was discussed in a post about health care pricing.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


New Health Care Symposium: Physicians And The New Health Care Industry—Benefits Of Generational Change

The Solomon Center's conference The New Health Care Industry was discussed in a post about generational change in the medical profession.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Symposium: The New Health Care Industry—Consolidation, Integration, Competition In The Wake Of The ACA—A Commentary by Abbe Gluck ’00

Abbe Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Expert Panelists Discuss Poverty, Health & Food Policy

The Yale Food Law Society, Yale Health Law & Policy Society, and the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School hosted a high-profile lineup of panelists and moderators to discuss poverty, health, and food policy in the U.S. on January 27, 2016.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Harvard Law Review Publishes Comment by Abbe Gluck

The Harvard Law Review published its annual Supreme Court issue, featuring discussion and analysis of the Court’s 2014–15 Term. Professor of Law Abbe Gluck’s commentary on how the latest Obamacare case might mark a new era in statutory interpretation was one of three faculty comments on the major cases on the Term.

Read more.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Abbe Gluck ’00 Elected to ALI, Appointed to ULC

Professor Abbe R. Gluck ’00 was elected a member of the American Law Institute in October 2015 and appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Uniform Legislation in May 2015.

Friday, June 26, 2015


Happy About the Supreme Court’s ACA Decision? Thank a law professor

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 is mentioned in an article titled “Happy about the Supreme Court’s ACA decision? Thank a law professor.”

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Is the Obamacare Fight Over?

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 contributed to a post offering reaction to the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Supreme Court Thwarts Efforts To Put Obamacare On Life Support

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is interviewed about the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s nationwide tax subsidies.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Chief Justice Roberts Just Gave Obamacare Opponents A Major Smackdown

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted in a story about the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s nationwide tax subsidies.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


A decisive win for Obamacare

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted in a story about the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s nationwide tax subsidies.

Monday, June 22, 2015


Prediction Panel: Chief Justice Roberts Will Surprise (Again)

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is mentioned in a blog post about predictions for the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Yale Law Women Celebrates Winners of 2015 Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards

Yale Law Women (YLW) celebrated the winners of the 2015 YLW Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards. At the lunchtime ceremony, YLW presented three awards: the Faculty Excellence Award, to Professor Abbe R. Gluck; the Staff Excellence Award, to Director of Financial Aid Jill C. Stone; and the Award for Outstanding Leadership to Ruth Swift ’15.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


10 things you should know about the latest Affordable Care Act court case

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article about the arguments of King v. Burwell at the Supreme Court.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Some Supreme Court Justices Cite 2012 Argument Against Health Care Law as Defense for It Now

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article about the arguments of King v. Burwell at the Supreme Court.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


The Supreme Court and the Fate of American Health Care

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 is quoted in a commentary titled “The Supreme Court and the Fate of American Health Care.”

Thursday, March 5, 2015


How States’ Rights Shapes King v. Burwell—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Bloomberg Law Brief: SCOTUS Tackles Obamacare Subsidies

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 discussed oral arguments in the Supreme Court over federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


High-stakes clash at high court over health law subsidies

Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is mentioned in an article about the arguments of King v. Burwell at the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Abbe Gluck: King v. Burwell is Crazy

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 discussed oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Obamacare case: All eyes on 2 justices

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article about which way Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and Roberts might vote on King v. Burwell.

Monday, March 2, 2015


Health law's survival hangs on four words at high court

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 is quoted in a Q & A about King v. Burwell, the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. A similar story appeared on ABC News.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


The Letter of the Law

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 is interviewed on a podcast about the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which will be argued before the Supreme Court on March 4, 2015.

Friday, February 27, 2015


King v. Burwell Isn’t About Obamacare—A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015


A Supreme Court decision against Obamacare could cost states billions and billions of dollars

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 is mentioned in an article about the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act currently before the Supreme Court.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Inside the Strategy to Persuade John Roberts to Save Obamacare

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article about the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act currently before the Supreme Court.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Why Obamacare Will Win

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article about the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act currently before the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Four words could bring the law down

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 and Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence, and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL are quoted in an article about the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act currently before the Supreme Court.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Professor Gluck, Federalism Scholars File Amicus Brief in King v. Burwell Case

Professor Abbe R. Gluck ’00 has joined with a group of prominent federalism scholars to defend the statutory language of the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a recently filed amicus brief.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Obama Administration Uses Scalia's 2012 Obamacare Dissent Against Him

Professor of Law Abbe Gluck ’00 is quoted in an article about legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Special Conference Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

Leading health law experts and policymakers gathered in New Haven on November 6 and 7 for a unique conference reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid at Yale Law School.

Friday, November 7, 2014


Symposium: The Grant in King—Obamacare Subsidies as Textualism's Big Test—A Commentary by Abbe Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


The Law of Medicare and Medicaid at Fifty—A Commentary by Abbe Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck ’00 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, August 11, 2014


Another Hole in the Halbig Verdict—A Commentary by Abbe Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014


A Legal Victory for Insurance Exchanges—A Commentary by Abbe Gluck ’00

Abbe R. Gluck is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Yale Health Law and Policy Society Conference to Take Place on February 8th

The first ever Yale Health Law and Policy Society Conference will take place on February 8, 2014 at Yale Law School. The conference will examine the implementation of the new Health Insurance Exchange Law.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Abbe Gluck ’00 to Join Yale Law School Faculty in July as Associate Professor of Law

Abbe Gluck ’00 will join the Yale Law School faculty as an associate professor of law on July 1, 2012.