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.
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
- The Supreme Court’s New Battlefield, 90 Texas Law Review ___ (2012).
- The Constitutionality of Social Cost, 34 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 1 (2011) SSRN
- Original Citizenship, 159 University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNUMBRA 95 (2010), SSRN
- Predicting Supreme Court cases, 13 Columbia Science & Technology Law Review ___ (2012).
- Crowdsourcing A Prediction Market for the Supreme Court, 10 Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property ___ (Forthcoming 2011) (with Adam Aft & Corey Carpenter). SSRN
- Pierson v. Post and The Natural Law, 51 American Journal of Legal History 95 (2011). SSRN
- 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).
- Equal Protection from Eminent Domain, 56 Loyola Law Review 697 (2010). SSRN
- 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
- The Tell-Tale Privileges or Immunities Clause, 2010 Cato Supreme Court Review 163 (2010) (With Alan Gura and Ilya Shapiro). SSRN
- 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
- 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- Additional unpublished works are available on SSRN.
Pennsylvania State University School of Law (2010–2011)
- Federal Courts seminar taught twice (student evaluations available upon request).
- Mentored students in development of seminar papers that fulfilled upper-level writing requirement.
- Judge Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2011-2012)
- Judge Kim R. Gibson, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2009-2011)
- Department of Defense, DISA Office of the General Counsel (2008-2009)
- Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Washington, D.C. (2008)
- Department of Defense, DISA Global Information Grid Network Support (2006-2007)
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.
- FantasySCOTUS: How often was the Solicitor General on the winning side? (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, June 29, 2011
- FantasySCOTUS: Predictions for the final cases of the term (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, June 23, 2011
- Predictions for the final cases: FantasySCOTUS v. SCOTUSBlog (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, June 20, 2011
- FantasySCOTUS: The unpredictability of the Roberts Court (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, June 16, 2011
- FantasySCOTUS: The New “Law & Order” Bloc (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, June 13, 2011
- FantasySCOTUS: Why the Delay for Brown v. EMA? (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, June 6, 2011
- FantasySCOTUS: Predictions, plus the surprise split in Kentucky v. King (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, May 23, 2011
- FantasySCOTUS: Assessing the impact of Justice Kagan’s recusals (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, May 11, 2011
- The 10th Justice: Predictions from FantasySCOTUS.net (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, April 25, 2011
- The 10th Justice: Latest predictions from FantasyScotus.net (with Corey Carpenter) on National Law Journal’s Supreme Court Insider, April 18, 2011
- ‘Fantasy’ website helps students learn about Supreme Court, on CNN.com, November 23, 2010.
- Fantasy Supreme Court league challenges enthusiasts, educates students in The Washington Post, November 4, 2010
- Supreme Court Prediction Market: An interview with FantasySCOTUS.net’s Josh Blackman in Reason Magazine, October 2010 Issue
- Courtside: Gaming the Supreme Court in the National Law Journal on Law.com, September 22, 2010
- Tailgating Outside the Supreme Court, Without the Cars in The New York Times, March 2, 2010
- Frustrated with fantasy football? Try the Supreme Court on CNN.com, December 16, 2009.
- Like To Gamble? Know the Supreme Court? It’s Your Lucky Day on Wall Street Journal Law Blog, November 11, 2009.
- Guest on To The Best of My Knowledge on WPSU-TV with Graham Spanier, President of the Pennsylvania State University, to discuss Online Privacy April 19, 2011 (Video available here)
- Interviewed by Leslie A. Gordon for article in the February 2011 issue of the ABA Journal, titled Pending High Court Decisions Fan Interest in Fantasy League. February 1, 2011.
- Interviewed on Hearst Broadcasting Television, May 10, 2010
- Interviewed by Steven Portnoy for spot on ABC News Radio, December 17, 2009.
- Interviewed by Tony Mauro for article in National Law Journal on Citizens United v. FEC, titled The Long Vigil for Citizens United, December 14, 2009.
Opinion and Commentary
- Gaming the Supreme Court, The Roanoke Times, December 18, 2010.
- Supreme Court opens door to more liberty, The Richmond Times Dispatch, July 11, 2010 (with Ilya Shapiro).
- Supreme Court opens door to more liberty, The Detroit News, July 5, 2010 (with Ilya Shapiro).
- Is Justice Scalia abandoning Originalism?, Washington Examiner, March 8, 2010 (with Ilya Shapiro).
- Using Guns to Protect Liberty, Washington Times, February 24, 2010 (with Ilya Shapiro).
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. Heller, McDonald 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
- ABA Journal. Selected as 2010 ABA Journal Blawg 100
- Above The Law
- Concurring Opinions
- Huffington Post
- Legal Theory Blog
- New York Times Freakanomics Blog
- Point of Law
- The Faculty Lounge
- The Volokh Conspiracy
- WSJ Law Blog