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Brian Soucek

Professor of Law & Chancellor’s Fellow, University of California, Davis

Brian Soucek is a professor of law and philosopher of art at UC Davis School of Law, where he is currently a Chancellor’s Fellow. Soucek has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Before coming to Davis, he served for three years as Collegiate Assistant Professor and Co-Chair of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago and clerked for federal judges in the District of Connecticut and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Soucek’s scholarship on free speech and equality law has been cited both to and by the U.S. Supreme Court, including in Bostock, its recent decision recognizing federal protections for LGBT workers. His work has been honored with the UCLA Williams Institute’s Dukeminier Award, recognizing the year’s best article on sexual orientation and gender identity law; and it forms the basis of Soucek’s appellate advocacy in cases dealing with academic freedom, access to justice, asylum law, and LGBT rights. Professor Soucek is currently Chair of the Law and Humanities Section of the Association of American Law Schools and a Trustee of the American Society for Aesthetics. He was a 2021-22 Fellow at UC’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement.

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Forum 53:

Academic Freedom: Dangers and Distractions

Brian Soucek

Held November 1, 2021

Includes video