Jack M. Balkin

Prof. Jack M. Balkin

Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School

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, and founded and edits the group blog Balkinization (http://balkin.blogspot.com/). He is the author of over 100 articles and the author or editor of eleven books. His scholarship ranges over many different subjects, including constitutional theory, technology and Internet law,  freedom of speech, jurisprudence, cultural evolution, the theory of ideology, and musical and legal interpretation. His most recent books are Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019)(with Sanford Levinson); Living Originalism (Harvard, Belknap Press, 2011), and Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World (Harvard University Press 2011).

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