John Inazu

John Inazu

Associate Professor


B.S.E., 1997, Duke University
J.D., 2000, Duke University
Ph.D., 2009, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Curriculum Vitae







Rachel Mance - (314) 935-6403

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-6273


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 536

Courses Taught

Criminal Law
Law, Religion, & Politics (Seminar)
Religion and the Constitution  
Law and Philosophy (Seminar)
First Amendment in Schools (Seminar)


Professor John Inazu’s scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory. His first book, Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2012), seeks to recover the role of assembly in American political and constitutional thought. Professor Inazu's work is also published or forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Law and Contemporary Problems, and a number of other law reviews and specialty journals.  Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Inazu was a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law and a Royster Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He clerked for Judge Roger L. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and served for four years as an associate general counsel with the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon.

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