About Deborah W. Post

Deborah W. Post is Professor of Law at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg School of Law. She graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a major in Anthropology and took a job first as an editorial assistant and then as a teaching assistant to Margaret Mead, the noted anthropologist, before attending Harvard Law School. She began her legal career working in the corporate section of a law firm in Houston, Texas, Bracewell & Patterson, now renamed Bracewell & Guiliani. She left practice for a position at the University of Houston Law School and moved to New York to Touro Law Center in 1987. She has been a visiting professor at Syracuse Law School, DePaul Law School, State University of New Jersey Rutgers Law School. Professor Post has written in what she considers her three areas of expertise: business associations, legal education and critical race theory. Professor Post seeks to apply an anthropologist's sensibilities and methodologies to the study of law. She has been a member of the Society of American Law Teachers Board of Governors for ten years and is currently the co-president of that organization.
Among her most notable publications are a book on legal education, Cultivating Intelligence: Power, Law and the Politics of Teaching written with a colleague, Louise Harmon and published by New York University Press and a casebook for contracts called Contracting Law with co-authors Amy Kastely and Nancy Ota.


Present Professor of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center


  • Contracts
  • Sales
  • Business Organizations
  • Sociology of Law

Contact Information

Touro Law
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY, 11722
Email: dpost@tourolaw.edu
Phone: Office: 631-761-7137

Room: 415E


Articles (20)

Books (3)

Student Presentations (3)