- Greek and Roman law, philosophy, oratory, and politics
Jesse has studied Classics and law, having earned an A.B. in Classics from Cornell, an M.A. in Classics from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley. His interests are in Greek and Roman law, philosophy, oratory, and politics, especially where these fields intersect with each other. Particular problems of interest are: the ethics of persuasion; international law in the ancient Mediterranean; the role of procedure within legal and political systems; philosophical method; and local political and legal autonomy. Before coming to Columbia, Jesse practiced law in New York.