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James Weinstein

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Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

James Weinstein is the Dan Cracchiolo Chair in Constitutional Law in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, a faculty fellow in the Center for Law, Science and Innovation at Arizona State University and an associate fellow with the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge. 

Professor Weinstein's areas of academic interest are Constitutional Law, especially Free Speech, as well as Jurisprudence and Legal History. He is co-editor of Extreme Speech and Democracy (Oxford University Press 2009, paperback edition 2010); the author of "Hate Speech, Pornography and the Radical Attack on Free Speech Doctrine" (Westview Press 1999); and has written numerous articles in law review symposia on a variety of free speech topics, including: free speech theory, obscenity doctrine, institutional review boards, commercial speech, database protection, campaign finance reform, the relationship between free speech and constitutional rights, hate crimes, and campus speech codes. Professor Weinstein has litigated several significant free speech cases, primarily on behalf of Arizona Civil Liberties Union. Earlier in his career, he wrote several influential articles on the history of personal jurisdiction and its implication for modern doctrine. Professor Weinstein also has been a principal speaker at numerous national and international conferences on free speech issues.

During law school, he was a member of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Board of Officers. After graduating, he served as a law clerk to James R. Browning, Chief Judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and then practiced civil litigation in Los Angeles for several years before joining the faculty in 1986.

Education
  • J.D. University of Pennsylvania 1978
  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania 1975
     
Publications

Hate Speech, Pornography, and the Radical Attack on Free Speech Doctrine (Westview Press 1999).
KF4772 .W45 1999

Participatory Democracy as the Central Value of American Free Speech Doctrine, 97 Va. L. Rev. 491 (2011).
K26 .I73

Institutional Review Boards and the Constitution, 101 NW. U. L. Rev. 493 (2007).
K14 .O735

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 745The Supreme Court
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 625Constitutional Law II
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 745The Supreme Court
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 625Constitutional Law II
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 745The Supreme Court
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 625Constitutional Law II
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 745The Supreme Court
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 745The Supreme Court
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 625Constitutional Law II
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 625Constitutional Law II
LAW 745The Supreme Court