B.A., University of Chicago; J.D., University of Chicago
From 2014 until April 2017, Evan Bernick was the Assistant Director of the Center for Judicial Engagement at the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm dedicated to defending economic liberty, property rights, freedom of speech, and educational freedom. At IJ, Professor Bernick worked to educate the public and persuade judges about the need for judicial engagement—a novel framework for judicial review that equips judges to discharge their constitutional duties in every case. His scholarship focuses on constitutional interpretation and administrative law. Before joining IJ, Professor Bernick was a Visiting Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, where he wrote articles and composed reports on over-criminalization, constitutional law, and sentencing policy, among other subjects. His work has appeared in such places as Time, USA Today, and National Review Online, and he has published with the New York University Journal of Law & Liberty, the George Mason Law Review, and the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy. Professor Bernick received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2011, and he graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2008.