Prof. Jeffrey Rosen

Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution. He is a professor at The George Washington University Law School, where he has taught since 1997, and is the legal affairs editor of The New Republic, which covers politics and culture from an “unbiased and thought-provoking perspective.” He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he explores issues involving the future of technology and the Constitution. He has recorded a lecture series for the Teaching Company’s Great Courses on Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century.

Rosen is a highly regarded journalist whose essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 10 best magazine journalists in America and a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times called him "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.” He received the 2012 Golden Pen Award from the Legal Writing Institute for his “extraordinary contribution to the cause of better legal writing.”

Since 2000, he has served as a moderator at The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization with a mission to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. At Aspen, Rosen moderates panels and conducts seminars on technology and the Constitution, privacy, and free speech and democracy.

He is the author of several books including The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. His most recent book, as co-editor, is Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change. Books about Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and President William Howard Taft are forthcoming.

Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.


Education

  • B.A., Harvard University
  • B.A., Oxford University
  • J.D., Yale University

Publications

Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade - Podcast
Religious Liberties Practice Group Podcast
January 27, 2014
Debate on Fisher and Shelby County - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group, American Constitution Society, and National Constitution Center Podcast
June 28, 2013
Economic Freedoms and the Constitution - Event Audio/Video
2011 Annual Student Symposium
February 25, 2011
Is There Any Remaining Limit to Federal Power? - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2010
Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2010? - Event Audio/Video
Washington, DC - Event Audio/Video
September 29, 2010
Originalism, Precedent and Judicial Restraint - Event Audio/Video
University of Pennsylvania Student Chapter
February 27, 2010
Judicial Decisionmaking: The Case of Life, Liberty & Property in the Modern Technological Age - Transcript
2001 National Lawyers Convention - "Judicial Decisionmaking"
November 15, 2001

Debates

Supreme Court Term
June 27, 2008