Research Fellow

Ilya Somin
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Ilya Somin is Associate Professor at George Mason University School of Law. Professor Somin earned his B.A., Summa Cum Laude, at Amherst College, M.A. in Political Science from Harvard University, and J.D. from Yale Law School.

He currently serves as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review, and his work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Critical Review, and others. His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Newark Star Ledger, Orlando Sentinel, South China Morning Post, Legal Times, National Law Journal and Reason. He has been quoted or interviewed by the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, and the Voice of America, among other media. In July 2009, he testified on property rights issues at the United States Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Professor Somin has served as Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Visiting Professor at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and University of Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before joining the faculty at George Mason, Professor Somin was the John M. Olin Fellow in Law at Northwestern University Law School. In 2001-2002, he clerked for the Hon. Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.