Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, criminal law, copyright law, the law of government and religion, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy at UCLA Law School. Before coming to UCLA, he clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the US Supreme Court and for Judge Alex Kozinski on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He also worked for 12 years as a computer programmer, and is still a partner in a small software company which sells HP 3000 software that he wrote. He graduated from UCLA with a BS in math-computer science at age 15 and has written many articles on computer software.

He is the founder and coauthor of The Volokh Conspiracy, a Weblog that gets over 20,000 unique visitors per weekday.

Eugene also is the author of a textbook on The First Amendment (Foundation Press, 4th ed. 2011), and over 40 law review articles on the First Amendment; his First Amendment articles have been cited twice by Supreme Court Justices, and over 25 times by federal circuit courts, as well as by many district courts and state courts.

Spoken Languages

  • English


University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, JD
Graduated first in class; UCLA Law Review, Managing Editor

University of California, Los Angeles, BS


  • The American Law Institute
  • Selected as a Fastcase 50 Class of 2014 innovator for his nationally recognized Volokh Conspiracy legal blog
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, L.A./S.F. Daily Journal, 2005
  • Selected as one of the Top 20 Legal Thinkers in America in a highly unscientific poll conducted by Legal Affairs magazine, 2005
  • Freedom of Information Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles Chapter, 2003
  • #3 on the list of 50 Most Cited Faculty Who Entered Teaching Since 1992
  • Paul Bator Award for Excellence in Teaching, Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy, 1999