Prof. Joseph Blocher

speaker Prof. Joseph Blocher

After oral argument, it was clear that New York's law was going to be struck down. The only real question was on what basis.

Joseph Blocher's is a leading Second Amendment scholar and a professor of law at Duke Law School. His principal academic interests include federal and state constitutional law, the First and Second Amendments, legal history, and property. He serves as Co-Director of the Center for Firearms Law, and has spoken before Congress and written for the New York TimesWashington PostSlate, Vox, and other public outlets. Prior to Duke, he clerked for Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He also practiced law at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he assisted the merits briefing for the District of Columbia in District of Columbia v. Heller.