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Volokh, Eugene
Academic Affiliates
UCLA School of Law


Eugene Volokh is Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, where he has taught since 1994. Volokh is a nationally recognized scholar on cyberspace law, constitutional law, copyright law, workplace harassment law, right of publicity law, and criminal law. He has written textbooks on First Amendment law, Religion Clauses law, and academic legal writing; 60 law review articles; and more than 80 op-eds in such venues as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He is also the founder and the coauthor of The Volokh Conspiracy (http://volokh.com), one of the first and most respected Weblogs on legal topics.

Before going into teaching, Volokh 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 also worked for 12 years as a computer programmer, and is still partner in a small software company that sells software which he wrote. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in math-computer science at age 15, and has written many articles on computer software.

Volokh is a member of the American Law Institute; has been selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the L.A./S.F. Daily Journal (2005) and one of the Top 20 Legal Thinkers in America in a Legal Affairs magazine online poll (2005); has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles Chapter (2003); was listed at #3 on the list of the 50 Most Cited Faculty Who Entered Teaching Since 1992 (2002); and has received the Paul Bator Award from the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy (1999). Six of his law review articles have been cited in opinions by Supreme Court Justices; eighteen of his law review articles have been cited in U.S. Court of Appeals opinions. He has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and before the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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