Anthony O'Rourke

Joseph W. Belluck and Laura L. Aswad Professor of Civil Justice

Research Focus: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Legal Theory, Legislation, Statutory Interpretation 

Links: Curriculum Vitae (PDF), SSRN

Contact Information

710 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Phone: 716-645-3097

Faculty Assistant: Deborah L. Nasisi

Anthony O’Rourke teaches and writes on the intersections of criminal law and procedure, legislation, constitutional law, and legal theory. His scholarship draws on work in the social sciences and legal philosophy to identify links between legal doctrine and the institutional arrangements that structure legal decision-making. His writings have been published in the Michigan Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and other specialty journals.

O’Rourke received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar. He clerked for Judge Raymond C. Fisher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Philadelphia. Prior to joining the School of Law faculty, O’Rourke also worked as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, and as an associate-in-law at Columbia Law School. Before law school, he worked at the International Monetary Fund.

O’Rourke received his B.A. with high honors from the University of Michigan, where he majored in economics and philosophy.