Jack M. Balkin

Jack M. Balkin

Scholar Title:

Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and First Amendment 
Founder and Director, Information Society Project

Department: Law School

Colleges / Universities: Yale University


P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520

Phone Number: (203) 432-1620

Email: jack.balkin@yale.edu

Blog: Balkinization

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's work ranges over many different fields, including constitutional theory, telecommunications and Internet law, reproductive rights, freedom of speech, rhetoric, jurisprudence and legal reasoning, cultural evolution, the theory of ideology, and musical and legal interpretation. He is the author of over one hundred articles and the author or editor of eleven books. His most recent books are Living Originalism (Harvard, Belknap Press, 2011), and Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World (Harvard University Press 2011).

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Balkin has also founded and edits the group blog, Balkinization.


Ph.D. (Philosophy) Cambridge, 1995

 J.D. Harvard, 1981

 A.B. Harvard, 1978