Elected Member

Professor Jack M. Balkin

New Haven, CT
Yale Law School
Harvard College, A.B.
Cambridge University, Ph.D (Philosophy)
Harvard Law School, J.D.

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. He is the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies. He also directs the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, and the Knight Law and Media Program at Yale.

Professor Balkin is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He founded and edits the group blog Balkinization. He is the author of over a hundred thirty articles and the author or editor of fourteen books, including The Cycles of Constitutional Time; Democracy and Dysfunction (with Sanford Levinson); Living Originalism; Constitutional Redemption; Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (7th ed. with Brest, Levinson, Amar, and Siegel); Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology; The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life; What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said; and What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said.

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Areas of Expertise
Internet Law (Science & Technology)
Constitutional Law
Media (Communications Law)