Dr. Wayne Batchis

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Dr. Wayne Batchis

Associate Professor
Political Science and International Relations
459 Smith Hall
Phone: (302) 831-1934

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Wayne Batchis, PhD (The Johns Hopkins University, 2009); JD (University of Pennsylvania, 1999) joined the department in 2008. He specializes in American law, with a focus on Constitutional law, the First Amendment, and the democratic process. His current research examines the intersection of free speech jurisprudence and political ideology. He teaches courses on Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, the First Amendment, Election Law and Comparative Constitutional Law.

Recent Publications:

“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).

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