Professor of Law
276-935-4349, Ext. 1264
J.D., University of California, Berkeley (1970)
B.A., Stanford University (1966)
Courses Taught: State & Local Government, Administrative Law, Corporate Governance, Employment Law
Professor Rubin received his B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He practiced at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in San Francisco and with the office of Carl B. Metoyer in Oakland, Calif. He was in private practice for 18 years. Professor Rubin was an International Legal Center Fellow in Barbados, West Indies, where he drafted a model corporations code and published an article on the development of an anti-trust law framework in the English-speaking Caribbean territories. He has published articles in the Journal of World Trade Law, the Anglo-American Law Review, the St. Louis University Public Law Review, the University of Richmond Law Review, the University of Toledo Law Review, the Idaho Law Review, Northern Kentucky Law Review, the Urban Lawyer, the American Bar Association's State and Local Government Section Newsletter and the Oregon State Bar Business Law Digest. Professor Rubin has also authored numerous state-based think-tank papers that have been published by the James Madison Institute (Florida), Cascade Policy Institute (Oregon), Calvert Institute for Policy Research (Maryland), Independence Institute (Colorado), Washington Institute for Policy Studies (Washington), and Sutherland Institute (Utah). He has been editor of the Charles Houston Bar Association Newsletter in Oakland, Calif., the Oregon State Bar Business Law Digest, the American Bar Association Public Transportation Newsletter, and is presently the editor of the ABA State and Local Government Section Newsletter. Professor Rubin was a world record holder in the 440-yard relay and an All-Coast football player at Stanford. He was also the founder of the Stanford Black Alumni Association. Prior to joining ASL, Professor Rubin taught for seven years at the Willamette College of Law in Salem, Ore. His primary research interest is the constitutionality of public subsidies to private corporations.
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
- "Corporate Personhood: How the Courts Have Employed Bogus Jurisprudence to Grant Corporations Constitutional Rights Intended for Individuals" Quinnipiac Law Review, Volume 28 No. 2, 2010.
- "Citizens United v Federal Election Commission: Corporate Personhood v. the Regulatory State" Administrative & Regulatory Law News, American Bar Association, Vol 35, No.3, Spring 2010.
- "Citizens United v. Federal Election Comm'n: Justices Overturn Prohibitions on Political Speech, American Bar Association State & Local Law News, Vol.33, No. 3, Spring 2010.
- "Private Letter and Revenue Rulings: Remedy or Ruse?" published in the Northern Kentucky Law Review, Volume 28, Number 1, Spring 2001.
- "Public Aid to Professional Sports Teams-A Constitutional Disgrace: The Battle to Revive Judicial Rulings and State Constitutional Enactments Prohibiting Public Subsidies to Private Corporations," University of Toledo Law Review, Volume 30, Number 3, Spring 1999.
- "Affirmative Action: Defining ‘Qualifications' from Diverse Viewpoints,"Goal IX Newsletter of the American Bar Association's Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession, Spring 1999.
- "Public Subsidies to Private Corporations: Stop Violating the Colorado Constitution," Independence Institute, Golden, Colorado, Issue Paper # 7-96, May 1996.
- "Public Funds into Private Pockets: How Corporate Welfare Offends the Constitution," Calvert Institute for Policy Research, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol, 1, No. 2, Spring 1996.
- "Public Subsidies to Private Corporations: Stop Violating the Florida Constitution!" James Madison Institute, Tallahassee, Florida, Policy Report No. 19, August 1996.
- "Public Subsidies, Private Gain: Stop Violating the Oregon Constitution," Cascade Policy Institute, Portland, Oregon, Fiscal Insight #13, September 1996.
- "Public Subsidies to Private Corporations: Stop Violating the Washington Constitution," Washington Institute for Policy Studies, Seattle, Washington, October 1996.
- "Public Subsidies to Private Corporations:Stop Violating the Michigan Constitution," Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Midland, Michigan in January/ February 1997.
- "Public Subsidies to Private Corporations: Stop Violating the Utah Constitution," A Sutherland Institute Policy Study, Murray, Utah, Number 3, December 1996.
- "Are Public Subsidies to Private Corporations Constitutional?" American Bar Association, Section of State and Local Government, State and Local Law News, Vol. 20 No.2 Winter 1997.
- "Public Purpose in the Northwest: A Sinkhole of Judicial Interpretation," 32 Idaho Law Review 417, (1996).
- "Are Corporate Tax Breaks Constitutional?" Oregon Business Law Digest, Fall 1995.
- "The Public Pays, The Corporation Profits: The Emasculation of the Public Purpose Doctrine and a Not For-Profit Solution," 28 University of Richmond Law Review, 1994 NO. 5.
- "State Government Records and Individual Privacy," 26 Urban Lawyer (1994).
- "Constitutional Aid Limitations Provisions and the Public Purpose Doctrine--An Improper Mix," The Public Law Review, St. Louis University School of Law, Spring 1993.
- "The Boston Harbor Case," 17 Urban, State, and Local Government Newsletter (1994).
- "IVHS and The Privacy Issue," The Proceedings of the IVHS America 1993 Annual Meeting, 437 (Washington, D.C.), Theme of the Intelligent Vehicle and Highway Systems Conference was "Surface Transportation: Mobility, Technology."
- "Competition Policy and the Caribbean Community," Journal of World Trade Law, Vol. 9, No. 4, July/August 1975. Examined issues regarding the creation and implementation of antitrust laws in the Caribbean Free Trade Area (CARIFTA).
- "Dismissal and Reinstatement in a West Indian Jurisdiction," co-authored with Chuks Okpalaba. Published in Anglo-American Law Review, Vol. 3., No. 2, 1974. Examined employee remedies for unlawful dismissal in Trinidad, West Indies.