John Inazu

Associate Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law

Professor John Inazu’s scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory. His first book, Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2011), seeks to recover the role of assembly in American political and constitutional thought. Professor Inazu has also published widely in a number of law reviews and other journals, and he is serving as the special editor for an upcoming volume of Law and Contemporary Problems that explores the role of theological argument in law through the work of Stanley Hauerwas. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Inazu was a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law and a Royster Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He clerked for Judge Roger L. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and served for four years as an associate general counsel with the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon.

  • B.S.E., 1997, Duke University
  • J.D., 2000, Duke University
  • Ph.D., 2009, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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Publications and Multimedia
The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom - Podcast
Religious Liberties Practice Group Podcast
March 12, 2015
Liberty’s Refuge - Faculty Book Podcast
Faculty Division Podcast 07-06-12 featuring John Inazu and Michael McConnell
July 06, 2012