Faculty Profiles

Eugene Volokh

Eugene Volokh

Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law
B.S. UCLA, 1983
J.D. UCLA, 1992
UCLA Law faculty since 1994

LAW 569A/B - Academic Legal Writing

This year-long seminar is designed for advanced law students who wish to develop and complete a full-length, high-quality legal article (or “comment”) of publishable quality in a collaborative setting (sometimes known as a “writing circle”). The seminar will meet every other week for the entire academic year, and students will work together with each other and with the professor to identify, develop, and refine topics; and then to organize, draft, edit, and fine-tune both their own pieces and their classmates' with an eye toward dissemination to a wide audience. Enrollment, by application, is limited to a maximum of 12 students.

Because the professor has to be able to give substantive advice on the paper, this section is only open to people who are writing articles within the professor's general area of expertise -- Criminal Law, Tort Law, First Amendment Law (either speech or religion), Second Amendment Law, unenumerated rights, and the Equal Protection Clause.