Prof. Josh Blackman

Associate Professor of Law, Houston College of Law
Josh Blackman

Professor Blackman is an Associate Professor of Law at the Houston College of Law who specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare.

Prof. Blackman was selected by Forbes Magazine for the “30 Under 30” in Law and Policy. He has testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of executive action on immigration. He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He is the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of FantasySCOTUS, the Internet’s Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League, and blogs at He leads the cutting edge of legal analytics as Director of Judicial Research at LexPredict. Josh is the author of over two dozen law review articles, and his commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, L.A. Times, and other national publications.

Prof. Blackman clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and for the Honorable Kim R. Gibson on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law.

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Upcoming Events
Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power
Mobile Lawyers Chapter
October 28, 2016
The Impact of the Election on the Pending Supreme Court Cases
Kentucky Student Chapter
November 03, 2016
Gridlock and Executive Power
Chicago Student Chapter
November 07, 2016
Modern Second Amendment Issues
Houston Student Chapter
February 13, 2017
Publications and Multimedia
Supreme Court Litigation in the Obamacare Cases - Event Audio/Video
Georgetown Student Chapter
October 05, 2016
Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power - Podcast
Litigation and Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
September 30, 2016
United States v. Texas - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-12-16 featuring Josh Blackman
July 12, 2016
Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action and Immigration - Podcast
Civil Rights and Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Groups Podcast
June 23, 2016
United States v. Texas - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 5-12-16 featuring Josh Blackman
May 12, 2016
Take Care on Immigration: United States v. Texas - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
April 18, 2016
U.S. v. Texas (The Immigration Case)
Short video featuring Josh Blackman
April 18, 2016
Executive Power & Gun Control
Short video featuring Josh Blackman
January 19, 2016
Texas RFRA and the Houston "HERO" LGBT Referendum - Podcast
Texas Chapters Podcast
October 05, 2015
King v. Burwell - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 6-26-15 featuring Jonathan Adler and Josh Blackman
June 26, 2015
Affordable Care Act Case Decided: King v. Burwell - Podcast
Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Podcast
June 25, 2015
The Legality of Executive Action after King v. Burwell
Engage Volume 16, Issue 1
June 08, 2015
Lane v. Franks - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-17-14 featuring Josh Blackman
July 17, 2014
Lane v. Franks - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 5-2-14 featuring Josh Blackman
May 02, 2014