Professor Mark C. Rahdert, a member of the Beasley School of Law faculty since 1984, specializes in the areas of constitutional law, torts, and comparative constitutional law. An award-winning author of scholarly books and articles on a wide range of subjects, Professor Rahdert‘s recent work has focused on issues of comparative constitutional interpretation, religious freedom, and federal jurisdiction. He is often called on by local and national media to comment on topics ranging from tort reform and insurance to issues surrounding recent Supreme Court nominations and decisions. A frequent public speaker and panelist both nationally and internationally, he has also published commentary in such periodicals as the National Law Journal, the ABA Journal and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Professor Rahdert has been very active in Temple University affairs, having held various posts in University governance. In 2013-14 he served as President of the Temple University Faculty Senate.
Professor Rahdert served as I. Herman Stern Professor of Law from 1995-1998, as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1999-2003, and as Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government from 2008-2013. Prior to joining the Temple faculty he was law clerk to Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Murray I. Gurfein of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also practiced law at the Philadelphia firm of Dechert Price & Rhoads. He is a graduate (J.D.) of Yale Law School, where he was Note Editor for the Yale Law Journal, and a summa cum laude graduate (A.B.) of Harvard University. In addition to Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Torts, his teaching interests have included Political & Civil Rights, Federal Jurisdiction, Freedom of Religion, the Supreme Court, Products Liability, Insurance, and Federal American Indian Law.