Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen
Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
United States
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Jeffrey Rosen is a Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. He is also the President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. His latest book, for the American Presidents Series, is William Howard Taft. His other books include: Louis D. Brandeis: American ProphetThe Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America, the best-selling companion book to the award-winning PBS series; The Most Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America. Professor Rosen is coeditor, with Benjamin Wittes, of Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change. His essays and commentaries have appeared in The AtlanticThe New York Times Magazine, on National Public Radio, in The New Republic, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. He hosts the weekly "We the People" podcast. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.

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BA, Harvard University; BA, Oxford University; JD, Yale University

In the News

"A Look into the Life and Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer"

January 26, 2022

Jeffrey Rosen appeared on NBC News to discuss Justice Stephen Breyer’s legacy on the Court.

"The Court Loses Its Chief Pragmatist"

January 26, 2022

Jeffrey Rosen wrote for the Atlantic about the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer.

"Into Oblivion"

October 05, 2021
Jeffrey Rosen is quoted by the Columbia Journalism Review about the right of convicted criminals to block the publishing of their criminal records.

"Can Schools Discipline Students for Off-Campus Speech?"

June 22, 2021

Jeffrey Rosen discusses on WHYY's "Radio Times" whether schools should be able to to reprimand students for outside speech.

"The Whole Point Was to Avoid Mob Violence"

March 22, 2021
Jeffrey Rosen writes in The Atlantic that the Founders would have been appalled, but not surprised, by the January 6 attack on the Capitol.