PROFESSOR EUGENE VOLOKH
PROFESSOR OF LAW AT UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW AND FOUNDER OF THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY LAW BLOG
Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, tort law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, an intensive editing workshop, and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy. Before coming to UCLA, he clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Volokh is the author of the textbooks The First Amendment and Related Statutes (5th ed. 2013), The Religion Clauses and Related Statutes (2005), and Academic Legal Writing (4th ed. 2010), as well as over 75 law review articles (including Lawsuit, Shmawsuit, which he cowrote with Judge Kozinski, and which canvasses the history of Yiddish in American court decisions) and over 80 op-eds. He is a member of The American Law Institute, a member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel, and the founder and coauthor of The Volokh Conspiracy, a Weblog that gets over 30,000 visits per weekday. Volokh is also an Academic Affiliate for the Mayer Brown LLP law firm.
Before becoming a lawyer, Volokh worked for 12 years as a computer programmer. Volokh was born in the USSR; his family emigrated to the U.S. when he was seven years old.