Eduardo Peñalver is a nationally renowned expert in the law of property and land use, and has an additional research interest in law and religion. He has been on the faculty of Cornell Law School since 2006 and was a visiting professor of law at the Law School in Autumn Quarter 2012. Prior to joining the academy, Peñalver clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and at the Supreme Court for Justice John Paul Stevens.
His most recent books include Property Outlaws (Yale 2010), co-authored with Sonia Katyal, JD’98, which explores the role of disobedience in the evolution of property law, and An Introduction to Property Theory (Cambridge 2012), with Greg Alexander, a survey of the theories of property that have been most influential in American legal discussions.
Peñalver received his BA from Cornell University, an MA from Oxford University, and his law degree from Yale Law School.
He will join the faculty in January 2013.