Jack M. Balkin

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. He is the founder and director of Yale’s Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies. He also directs the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Knight Law and Media Program at Yale. He founded and edits the blog Balkinization, and has written widely on legal issues for publications including The New York Times, The American Prospect, The Atlantic, and Slate. He is the author or editor of a dozen books; most recently, he published Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019) based on a series of letters between him and Sanford Levinson.