Jason Mazzone

Lynn H. Murray Faculty Scholar in Law
Co-Director, Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law

Jason Mazzone joined the College of Law in the fall of 2012 as the Lynn H. Murray Faculty Scholar in Law. Before coming to Illinois, Professor Mazzone was the Gerald Baylin Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.

A nationally recognized expert in the fields of constitutional law and history and intellectual property law, Professor Mazzone focuses on issues of federalism, separation of powers, state court interpretation of the federal Constitution, and intellectual property policy. His acclaimed book, Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law, was published in 2011 by Stanford University Press. 

Professor Mazzone received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University, a master’s degree from Stanford University, and a master’s and doctorate from Yale University. Before entering law teaching, he clerked for The Honorable Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for The Honorable John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and he practiced intellectual property law in New York City.

Professor Mazzone is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the European Law Institute. He is Chair of the Illinois-Bologna Conference on Comparative Constitutional History, a member of the Advisory Board of the Italian Law Journal, and a member of the International Association of Constitutional Law Research Group on Constitutionalism in Illiberal Democracies. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Copyright Society of the USA. His scholarship has been cited by many courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a regular media commentator and he has written about legal issues for The New York Times and other national newspapers. Professor Mazzone blogs at Balkinization.