Introducing Guest Blogger Neil Richards
I’m very pleased to introduce Professor Neil Richards, who will be guest blogging with us for the next month.
Neil teaches first amendment law, privacy law, and legal history. His current work explores the complex historical and theoretical relationships between privacy and first amendment values. He joined the faculty of Washington University as an associate professor of law in July 2003, and was promoted to full professor in July 2008. In February 2004 Professor Richards was voted Professor of the Year by the Washington University student body.
Neil graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History with Special Honors from George Washington University in 1994, where he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Richards then attended the University of Virginia, where he received both a J.D. and an M.A. in History in 1997. 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. Neil’s tenure with Chief Justice Rehnquist coincided with the Impeachment Trial of President Clinton. He also practiced law for several years with Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering in Washington.
Neil’s recent publications include:
* Privacy’s Other Path: Recovering the Law of Confidentiality, 96 Georgetown Law Journal 123 (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)