AALS

I will be applying to the AALS hiring market this summer, and I am seeking a tenure-track position for the 2012-13 academic school year. On this page I will assemble all of the information for my AALS application.

My C.V. is available here. My FAR form is available here.

Education

George Mason University School of Law

J.D. Magna Cum Laude, May 2009

  • Articles Editor, George Mason Law Review

The Pennsylvania State University

B.S. High Distinction (Magna Cum Laude) in Information Sciences & Technology, December 2005

Articles

  1. The Supreme Court’s New Battlefield, 90 Texas Law Review ___  (2012).
  2. The Constitutionality of Social Cost, 34 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 1 (2011) SSRN
  3. Original Citizenship, 159 University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNUMBRA 95 (2010), SSRN
  4. Predicting Supreme Court cases, 13 Columbia Science & Technology Law Review ___ (2012).
  5.  Crowdsourcing A Prediction Market for the Supreme Court, 10 Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property ___ (Forthcoming 2011) (with Adam Aft & Corey Carpenter). SSRN
  6. Pierson v. Post and The Natural Law, 51 American Journal of Legal History 95 (2011). SSRN
  7. Keeping Pandora’s Box Sealed, 8 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy (2010) (With Ilya Shapiro). SSRN
    - Cited in Ezell v. City of Chicago, __F.3d __, 2011 WL 2623511 *12 (7th Cir. 2011).
  8. Equal Protection from Eminent Domain, 56 Loyola Law Review 697 (2010). SSRN
  9. Youngstown’s Fourth Tier. Is There A Zone of Insight Beyond the Zone of Twilight?, 40 Memphis Law Review 541 (2010) (With Elizabeth Bahr). SSRN 
  10. The Tell-Tale Privileges or Immunities Clause, 2010 Cato Supreme Court Review 163 (2010) (With Alan Gura and Ilya Shapiro). SSRN
  11. This Lemon Comes as a Lemon. The Lemon Test and the Pursuit of a Statute’s Secular Purpose, 20 George Mason University Civil Rights Law Review  351 (2010). SSRN
  12. Omniveillance, Google, Privacy in Public, and the Right to Your Digital Identity: A Tort for Recording and Disseminating an Individual’s Image Over the Internet, 49 Santa Clara Law Review 313 (2009). SSRN

Works In Progress

  • Judging the Constitutionality of Social Cost SSRN
  • Additional unpublished works are available on SSRN.
Teaching Experience

Pennsylvania State University School of Law (2010–2011)
Fellow

  • Federal Courts seminar taught twice (student evaluations available upon request).
  • Mentored students in development of seminar papers that fulfilled upper-level writing requirement.

Employment Experience

 

  • Judge Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2011-2012)
    Law Clerk
  • Judge Kim R. Gibson, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2009-2011)
    Law Clerk
  • Department of Defense, DISA Office of the General Counsel (2008-2009)
    Law Clerk
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, D.C. (2008)
    Summer Associate
  • Department of Defense, DISA Global Information Grid Network Support (2006-2007)
    Computer Scientist

Activities and Service

 

The Harlan Institute (www.HarlanInstitute.org)

  • Co-Founder & President of a Washington, D.C. based 501(c)(3), dedicated to educating high school students about the rule of law and the Supreme Court through social media and interactive games.
  • Organized, coordinated, and developed Supreme Court Fantasy League (FantasySCOTUS.org) for high school students to learn about the Constitution, in which over 1,000 students participate.
  • Collaborated with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and her iCivics.org organization.

FantasySCOTUS.net (Created the Internet’s First Supreme Court Fantasy League)

  • Over 10,000 members make predictions for pending Supreme Court cases.
  • Generates prediction market that accurately forecasts 75% of Supreme Court cases.
  • Empirical data to be published in the Columbia Science & Technology Law Review.
  • Featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, and on CNN.com.

Popular Press

 

Interviews

Opinion and Commentary

Speeches And Presentations

  • “The Revival of the Privileges or Immunities Clause,” Penn State Dickinson School of Law, University Park, PA, April 15, 2010 (Professor David Flatto’s Constitutional Law class).
  • D.C. v. HellerMcDonald v. Chicago, and the 2nd Amendment,” Penn State Dickinson School of Law, University Park, PA, April 9, 2010.
  • McDonald v. Chicago and the Privileges or Immunities Clause,” Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., March 2, 2010 (with Ilya Shapiro) (Video available here).
  • McDonald v. Chicago and the Privileges or Immunities Clause,” George Mason University, Arlington, VA, March 1, 2010. (Video available here).
  • Incorporation of the Second Amendment,” NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Scholar’s Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 10, 2010, New Orleans, LA (on panel with three other professors). (video available here).

Coverage in Blogosphere

 

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