Assistant Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise
Law and Economics, Administrative Law, Privatization
Alexander "Sasha" Volokh is an assistant professor of law, joining the Emory Law faculty in Fall 2009.
Professor Volokh earned his BS from UCLA and his JD and PhD in economics from Harvard University. He clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit and for Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Samuel Alito. Before coming to Emory, he was a visiting associate professor at Georgetown University Law Center and a visiting assistant professor at University of Houston Law Center.
His interests include law and economics, administrative law and the regulatory process, environmental law and policy, and legal history. His current research topics include the private management of government services, medieval law, judicial decisionmaking and statutory interpretation.
Education: BS, UCLA, 1993; JD, 2003, PhD, 2004, Harvard University.
Privatization, Free-Riding, and Industry-Expanding Lobbying, 30 INT’L REV. L. & ECON. 62 (2010) (peer-reviewed)
- companion paper: Privatization, Free-Riding, and Industry-Expanding Lobbying: Additional Materials, Emory Law & Econ. Research Paper No. 969789 and Georgetown Law & Econ. Research Paper No. 969789 (2007), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=969789
Book review, 25 J.L. &RELIGION 323 (2009–10) (reviewing WINNIFRED FALLERS SULLIVAN, PRISON RELIGION: FAITH-BASED REFORM AND THE CONSTITUTION (2009))
Property Rights and Contract Form in Medieval Europe, 11 AM. L. &ECON. REV. 399 (2009) (peer-reviewed)
Choosing Interpretive Methods: A Positive Theory of Judges and Everyone Else, 83 NYU L. REV. 769 (2008)
- abridged at LEGAL WORKSHOP (Apr. 20, 2009), legalworkshop.org/2009/04/20/choosing-interpretive-methods-a-positive-theory-of-judges-and-everyoneelse
Privatization and the Law and Economics of Political Advocacy, 60 STAN. L. REV. 1197 (2008)
- abridged at LEGAL WORKSHOP (Mar. 17, 2009), legalworkshop.org/2009/03/17/privatization-and-the-law-and-economics-of-political-advocacy
Externalities, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIBERTARIANISM 162 (Ronald Hamowy ed., 2008)
The Appeal, 103 MICH. L. REV. 1391 (2005) (reviewing FRANZ KAFKA, THE TRIAL (Breon Mitchell trans., Schocken Books 1998) (1925)) (co-authored with Alex Kozinski)
Essays on Law and Economics (Economics Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard Univ., 2004)
Case comment on Reynolds v. Beneficial National Bank, 288 F.3d 377 (7th Cir. 2002), 116 HARV. L. REV. 2702 (2003)
Judicial Reform, 18 WORLD BANK RESEARCH OBSERVER 61 (2003) (peerreviewed) (co-authored with Juan Carlos Botero, Rafael La Porta, Florencio López-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer)
The Pitfalls of the Environmental Right to Know, 2002 UTAH L. REV. 805
Case comment on Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 122 S. Ct. 1465 (2002), 116 HARV. L. REV. 200, 321 (2002)
Note, A Tale of Two Systems: Cost, Quality, and Accountability in Private Prisons, 115 HARV. L. REV. 1838, 1868–91 (2002)
A Brief Guide to School Violence Prevention, 2 J.L. &FAM. STUD. 99 (2000)
Aside, n Guilty Men, 146 U. PA. L. REV. 173 (1997)
- abridged as Better That Ten Guilty Men..., in BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT (Larry King ed., 2006)
- excerpted in DAVID CRUMP, CRIMINAL LAW: CASES, STATUTES, AND LAWYERING STRATEGIES: CASES AND MATERIALS (2005)
- abridged in ANNALS OF IMPROBABLE RESEARCH, May/June 2000, at 6
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