Introducing Guest Blogger Neil Richards

richards-neil2.jpgI’m very pleased to introduce Professor Neil Richards, who will be guest blogging with us for the next month. Neil writes and teaches in the areas of First Amendment law, privacy law, and legal history. His current work explores the intersection between privacy and the First Amendment in historical context. He joined the faculty of Washington University as an associate professor of law in July 2003.

Neil has a B.A. in History from George Washington University. He received a JD and M.A. in History from the University of Virginia. While in law school, he served as Executive Editor of the Virginia Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and was a recipient, among other awards, of the Slaughter Honor Prize and the Davis Prize in Constitutional Law.

Following law school, Neil clerked for Judge Paul V. Niemeyer on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and then for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. After his clerkships, Neil was the inaugural Hugo Black Faculty Fellow at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he taught courses on property and the First Amendment. He then practiced law for several years Washington, D.C. at Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering, in that firm’s appellate litigation and electronic commerce practices.

In February 2004 Professor Richards was voted Professor of the Year by the Washington University student body.

Neil’s publications include:

* Privacy’s Other Path: Recovering the Law of Confidentiality, 96 Georgetown Law Journal (forthcoming fall 2007) (with Daniel J. Solove)

* The Information Privacy Law Project, 94 Georgetown Law Journal 1087 (2006)

* Reconciling Data Privacy and the First Amendment, 52 UCLA Law Review 1149 (2005)

* The Good War,’ The Jehovah’s Witnesses and the First Amendment, 87 Virginia Law Review 781 (2001)

* The Supreme Court Justice and ‘Boring’ Cases, 4 The Green Bag 401 (2001)

* Clio and the Court: A Reassessment of the Supreme Court’s Uses of History, 13 Journal of Law and Politics 809 (1998)

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