Anita S. Krishnakumar

A.B., Stanford University
J.D., Yale Law School

Professor Krishnakumar joined the St. John's faculty in 2006. She teaches Legislation, Administrative Law, Trusts and Estates, and Introduction to Law.   

Professor Krishnakumar's scholarship focuses on statutory interpretation and the legislative process; several of her early articles examine the congressional budget process and lobbying regulations, while her most recent work explores interpretive trends in the Supreme Court's statutory jurisprudence.  Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in several journals, including the Duke Law Journal, the George Washington Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, and the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Professor Krishnakumar is a past Chair of the Legislation Section of the Association of American Law Schools and is the editor of the SSRN eJournal on Legislation and Statutory Interpretation.

Professor Krishnakumar holds an A.B. with distinction from Stanford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.  While at Yale she was Chair of the Notes Committee for the Yale Law Journal, a Senior Editor on the Yale Law and Policy Review, and a Coker Teaching Fellow in Constitutional Law. 

After graduation, Professor Krishnakumar clerked for the Hon. José A. Cabranes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  She then practiced law in the appellate litigation group at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw and in the general litigation group at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.  From 2004 to 2006, she was a visiting professor at Touro Law School, where she was named the "Visiting Professor of the Year" by the Student Bar Association in 2005.