Guido Calabresi

Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law

M.A., University of Oxford, 1959

LL.B., Yale Law School, 1958

B.A., University of Oxford, 1955

B.S., Yale University, 1953

Courses Taught
  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Torts
Guido Calabresi headshot

Judge Calabresi was appointed United States Circuit Judge in July 1994, and entered into duty on September 16, 1994. Prior to his appointment, he was Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959, and is now Sterling Professor Emeritus and Professorial Lecturer in Law. Judge Calabresi received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Yale College in 1953, a B.A. degree with First Class Honors from Magdalen College, Oxford University, in 1955, an LL.B. degree, magna cum laude, in 1958 from Yale Law School, and an 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, Judge Calabresi clerked for Justice Hugo Black of the United States Supreme Court. He has been awarded some fifty honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad, and is the author of seven books and more than one hundred articles on law and related subjects.


Ideals, Beliefs, Attitudes and the Law, 1985

A Common Law for the Age of Statutes, 1982

Tragic Choices (with P. Bobbitt), 1978

The Cost of Accidents: A Legal and Economic Analysis, 1970