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Professor Volokh Named One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America


March 25, 2013 -- Professor Eugene Volokh was named one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal. He was included on the publication’s list of practicing attorneys in the U.S. who are making the biggest impact in the legal world.

Professor Volokh, who joined the UCLA Law faculty in 1994, is a nationally recognized expert on the First Amendment, cyberspace law, harassment law and gun control. He is a member of the American Law Institute and of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel, as well as an academic affiliate with the Mayer Brown LLP law firm.

Professor Volokh has written more than 60 law review articles and more than 80 op-eds on constitutional law, cyberspace law and other topics. He is the author of the casebook The First Amendment: Problems, Cases, and Policy Arguments (3d ed. 2007); the textbook Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review (3d ed. 2007); and the Volokh Conspiracy Web log, http://volokh.com, which receives approximately 25,000 unique visitors per weekday. A 2002 survey by law professor Brian Leiter listed him as the third most cited law professor among those who entered teaching after 1992.

His most recent major articles are “Nonlethal Self-Defense, (Almost Entirely) Nonlethal Weapons, and the Rights To Keep and Bear Arms and Defend Life,” 62 Stanford Law Review 199 (2009); “Implementing the Right To Keep and Bear Arms for Self-Defense: An Analytical Framework and a Research Agenda,” 56 UCLA Law Review 1443 (2009); “Symbolic Expression and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment,” 97 Georgetown Law Journal 1057 (2009); and “Medical Self-Defense, Prohibited Experimental Therapies, and Payment for Organs,” 120 Harvard Law Review 1813 (2007). Three of his law review articles were cited in the Supreme Court’s 2008 Second Amendment decision, D.C. v. Heller.