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Joseph R. Fishkin

  • Assistant Professor


  • JD Yale
  • DPhil Oxford
  • MPhil Oxford
  • BA Yale

Professor Fishkin's research and teaching interests include employment discrimination, election law, education law, constitutional law, torts, and distributive justice. He is particularly interested in questions of equality and equal opportunity at the intersection of law and political theory. His recent publications include Weightless Votes, an essay in the Yale Law Journal in 2012, and The Dignity of the South, an essay in the Yale Law Journal Online in 2013. His book, Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in February 2014. He is currently at work on an article on the anti-bottleneck principle in employment discrimination law, which will appear in the Washington University Law Review in 2014.

Professor Fishkin received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He received a D. Phil. in Politics from Oxford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. After law school he clerked for Chief Justice Margaret Marshall of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Before joining the UT faculty, he was a Ruebhausen Fellow at Yale Law School.

He blogs regularly at Balkinization.

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Joseph R. Fishkin

Work (512) 232-1813

Office: JON 5.231
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

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Judy L. Winter
(512) 232-1100

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