Eric Ruben is an assistant professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law and a Brennan Center fellow. His work focuses on criminal law, legal ethics, and the Second Amendment. He is a frequent commentator on the right to keep and bear arms, with academic articles published or forthcoming in the California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, Harvard Law Review Forum, Iowa Law Review, Southern California Law Review, and Yale Law Journal Forum. His popular commentary has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, Vox, Jurist, The Conversation, and Scotusblog, as well as on NPR, ABC News, and Peacock, among others.
Prior to joining the faculty at SMU, Professor Ruben was a fellow at the Brennan Center and an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law, where he taught a course on weapons regulation. He also worked as a criminal defense attorney at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello, P.C. Before that, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Ruben received his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was an articles editor for the NYU Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.