Alexander Volokh

Alexander Volokh
  • Discipline: Assistant Professor of Law
  • Organization: Emory University School of Law


Alexander "Sasha" Volokh is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Emory University School of Law.

His interests include law and economics, privatization, 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 English property law, and statutory interpretation. Some sample publications: Choosing Interpretive Methods: A Positive Theory of Judges and Everyone ElseNYU Law Review (2008),Privatization and the Law and Economics of Political AdvocacyStanford Law Review(2008), n guilty menUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review (1997).

Born in Kiev, Prof. Volokh emigrated from the Soviet Union at age two with his family in 1975. He studied math, economics, and english as an undergraduate at UCLA and worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Reason Foundation before earning a PhD/JD in Law & Economics from Harvard University in 2004. He clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit and for Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Samuel Alito. From 2006 to 2008 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He was then a visiting assistant professor at University of Houston Law Center, before joining the Emory Law faculty.

Prof. Volokh has received multiple IHS Fellowships and attended several IHS conferences, both as a student and as a faculty member. He met his wife at Liberty & Culture, July 1999.