James Phillips is a Nonresident Fellow with Stanford University’s Constitutional Law Center. He has Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. James earned a law degree UC-Berkeley School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif, where he was on the California Law Review as well as an executive editor (symposium edition) of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. James also has an M.A. in Mass Communication from Brigham Young University, and a B.A. in history from Arizona State University.
After law school James worked for a Supreme Court and appellate specialist, was a visiting assistant professor at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, clerked for Justice Thomas R. Lee of the Utah Supreme court and for Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and was a constitutional law fellow for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He currently is in private practice in Salt Lake City, where his practice focuses on First Amendment issues.
James has published approximately two dozen academic articles on topics including constitutional interpretation, law and corpus linguistics, the First Amendment, Supreme Court oral argument, and empirical studies examining discrimination.
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