Associate Professor of Law, Emory Law School
Alexander "Sasha" Volokh is an associate professor of law at Emory Law School. He joined 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 academic work has been published in the Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, NYU Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Michigan Law Review, American Law and Economics Review, and International Review of Law and Economics, among other places.
His interests include law and economics, administrative law and the regulatory process, privatization, corrections, antitrust and regulated industries, environmental law and policy, and legal history.
The U.S. Supreme Court and the Contract Clause Today: Implications for Public Pension Reform
Who would benefit the most from a “conservative” reading of the Contract Clause? Public-employee unions.
California Supreme Court Upholds Pension Reform Twice, But the “California Rule” Persists
These two cases do provide some welcome clarity around the edges of the California rule.
The Legalities of Pension Reform: How Do You Get There From Here?
Different legal regimes in different states impose different constraints on the pension reform process
Who Regulates the Regulators?
In the wake of the N.C. Dental ruling, courts define contours of antitrust immunity for market-participant-dominated regulatory boards
How Flexible Is the California Rule? A Tale of Four Cases
California appellate court upholds statute limiting pension spiking, but it may be reversed on appeal
How Does Privatization Affect Government Liability?
Recent Supreme Court cases explore government contractor immunity
Arizona Voters Approve Major Overhaul of Public Safety Officers’ Pensions
Constitutional amendment bypasses Arizona Supreme Court's ossification of public-employee pension rules
Overprotecting Public Employee Pensions: The Contract Clause and the California Rule
Abandoning the California rule would give governments flexibility to deal with changing circumstances
Did the Supreme Court Just Signal Mandatory Union Dues Will Become a Thing of the Past for Public Sector Employees?
A possible future overruling of the decision that allowed compulsory dues to public-employee unions for non-political purposes