Dr. Wayne Batchis
Wayne Batchis, PhD (The Johns Hopkins University, 2009); JD (University of Pennsylvania, 1999) joined the department in 2008. He teaches courses on Constitutional Law, Legal Reasoning and Analysis, and the Judicial Process. His current research examines how constitutional property rights, equal protection, and freedom of speech apply in the suburban context.
“Free Speech in the Suburban and Exurban Frontier: Shopping Malls, Subdivisions, New Urbanism and the First Amendment” Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, vol. 21, no. 2 (2012).
“Suburbanization and Constitutional Interpretation: Exclusionary Zoning and the Supreme Court Legacy of Enabling Sprawl” Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, vol. VIII, Issue 1 (2012).
“Citizens United and the Paradox of Corporate Speech: From Freedom of Association to Freedom of the Association” New York University Review of Law & Social Change, vol. 36, no. 1 (2012).
“Business Improvement Districts and the Constitution: The Troubling Necessity of Privatized Government for Urban Revitalization” Hastings Constitutional Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 1 (2010).