Eugene Volokh

Eugene Volokh

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fields = Constitutional law
workplaces = UCLA School of Law
alma_mater = University of California, Los Angeles
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Eugene Volokh (born Yevgeniy Volokh,cite web | title=UCLA Magazine | work=The Contrarian | url= | accessmonthday=November 11 | accessyear=2006] _ru. Евгений Волох, February 29, 1968) is an American legal commentator and law professor at the UCLA School of Law (located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles). He publishes the widely-read weblog "The Volokh Conspiracy" and is frequently cited in the American media.


Volokh was born in the city of Kiev in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. He emigrated with his family to the United States at age seven. At age 12, he began working as a computer programmer; three years later, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA. During this period, his achievements were featured in an episode of "OMNI: The New Frontier", a television series hosted by Peter Ustinov.Fact|date=February 2007 In 1992, Volokh received a Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law. He was a law clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and later for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. Since finishing his clerkship, he has been on the faculty for the UCLA School of Law. He is married and has two children.

Volokh is a libertarian-leaning conservative. He is noted for his scholarship on the First and Second Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as on copyright law. He advocates campus speech rights and religious freedom, and opposes racial preferences, having worked as a legal advisor to California's Proposition 209 campaign. He is a critic of what he sees as the overly broad operation of American workplace harassment laws, including those relating to sexual harassment.

On his weblog, Volokh addresses a wide variety of issues, with a focus on politics and law. He has criticized judicial citations of Wikipedia, arguing that information found on Wikipedia may be unreliable. [cite web |url= |title=Wikipedia and Student Law Review Articles |accessdate= |last=Volokh |first=Eugene |coauthors= |date=June 4, 2007 |work=The Volokh Conspiracy |publisher=]

Volokh's non-academic work has been published in "The Wall Street Journal", "Los Angeles Times", "The New York Times", "Slate", and other publications. His mother, Anne Volokh, founded "Movieline" magazine (now called "Hollywood Life") in 1985. His father, Vladimir Volokh, is a software engineer. His brother, Alexander "Sasha" Volokh, is a co-blogger at the Volokh Conspiracy and a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Since May 2005 he has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.


*cite book |title=Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, and Seminar Papers |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2003 |publisher=Foundation Press |location=New York |isbn=1587784777 |pages=
*cite book |title=The First Amendment: Problems, Cases and Policy Arguments |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2001 |publisher=Foundation Press |location=New York |isbn=1587781441 |pages=

Articles (partial list)

*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2006 |month= |title=Freedom of Expressive Association and Government Subsidies |journal=Stanford Law Review |volume=58 |issue=6 |pages=1919–1968 |id= |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2006 |month= |title=Parent-Child Speech and Child Custody Speech Restrictions |journal=NYU Law Review |volume=81 |issue=2 |pages=631 |id= |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2005 |month= |title=Crime-Facilitating Speech |journal=Stanford Law Review |volume=57 |issue=4 |pages=1095–1222 |id= |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2003 |month= |title=The Mechanisms of the Slippery Slope |journal=Harvard Law Review |volume=116 |issue=4 |pages=1026–1137 |doi=10.2307/1342743 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2002 |month= |title=Test Suites: A Tool for Improving Student Articles |journal=Journal of Legal Education |volume=52 |issue= |pages=440 |id= |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2001 |month= |title=How the Justices Voted in Free Speech Cases, 1994-2000 |journal=UCLA Law Review |volume=48 |issue= |pages=1191 |id= |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2000 |month= |title=Freedom of Speech and Information Privacy: The Troubling Implications of a Right to Stop Others from Speaking About You |journal=Stanford Law Review |volume=52 |issue=5 |pages=1049–1124 |doi=10.2307/1229510 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1999 |month= |title=A Common-Law Model for Religious Exemptions |journal=UCLA Law Review |volume=46 |issue= |pages=1465 |id= |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors=McDonell, Brett |year=1998 |month= |title=Freedom of Speech and Independent Judgment Review in Copyright Cases |journal=Yale Law Journal |volume=107 |issue=8 |pages=2431–2471 |doi=10.2307/797347 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1998 |month= |title=The Commonplace Second Amendment |journal=NYU Law Review |volume=73 |issue= |pages=793 |id= |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1995 |month= |title=Cheap Speech and What It Will Do |journal=Yale Law Journal |volume=104 |issue=7 |pages=1805–1850 |doi=10.2307/797032 |url= |accessdate= |quote=
*cite journal |last=——— |first= |authorlink= |coauthors=Kozinski, Alex |year=1993 |month= |title=Lawsuit, Shmawsuit |journal=Yale Law Journal |volume=103 |issue=2 |pages=463–467 |doi=10.2307/797101 |url= |accessdate= |quote=

ee also

* The Volokh Conspiracy


External links

* [ The Volokh Conspiracy website]
* [ Volokh's Webpage at UCLA]

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