Joseph R Fishkin

Joseph R Fishkin

  • The Marrs McLean Professor in Law

Faculty Profile: Joseph R Fishkin

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Biography

Professor Fishkin's research and teaching interests include employment discrimination law, constitutional law, election law, distributive justice, education law, and torts. He is particularly interested in questions of equality and equal opportunity at the intersection of law and political theory. His first book, Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity, was published by Oxford University Press. His major current project is a book with coauthor Willy Forbath called The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution, forthcoming from Harvard University Press.

Other recent publications include an essay, Taking Virtual Representation Seriously, which appeared in a symposium in the William & Mary Law Review, and an essay with coauthor David Pozen, Asymmetric Constitutional Hardball, in the Columbia Law Review.

Professor Fishkin received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He received a D. Phil. in Politics from Oxford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. After law school he clerked for Chief Justice Margaret Marshall of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Before joining the UT faculty, he was a Ruebhausen Fellow at Yale Law School.

He blogs regularly at Balkinization.

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