Prof. Jack M. Balkin

Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School and the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies, as well as the director of the Knight Law and Media Program and the Abrams Institute for Free Expression at Yale. Professor Balkin received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University, and his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and founded and edits the group blog Balkinization. His books include Living Originalism;Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust WorldThe Constitution in 2020 (with Reva Siegel); Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (5th ed. with Brest, Levinson, Amar, and Siegel); Cultural Software: A Theory of IdeologyThe Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of LifeWhat Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said; and What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said.

  • Ph.D. (Philosophy), Cambridge, 1995
  • J.D., Harvard, 1981
  • A.B., Harvard, 1978

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July 27, 2007