Rafi Reznik is a doctoral candidate (S.J.D.) at Georgetown Law. His dissertation project, tentatively titled The Self-Defender: The American Archetype of Our Time, analyzes self-defense as a social institution, rather than a strictly moral problem, from a law and humanities perspective. Professor Reznik holds an LL.M. in legal theory from NYU School of Law and undergraduate degrees in law and philosophy from Tel Aviv University. Prior to his graduate studies, he served as a Senior Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel. Professor Reznik has written on a variety of subjects, including prison abolitionism, nonviolence, the Second Amendment, comparative constitutional interpretation, International Humanitarian Law, and the Bluebook. His scholarship has appeared in publications such as Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law, Law, Culture and the Humanities, and Stanford Law Review Online, as well as various publications in Hebrew.