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Adam Winkler      

Professor of Constitutional Law at UCLA School of Law

Adam Winkler is a professor of constitutional law at UCLA School of Law. Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law and history.

He is the author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights and Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.

Winkler's scholarship has been cited in landmark Supreme Court cases, including opinions on the Second Amendment and on corporate free speech rights and his popular writing has been featured in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Atlantic, Slate, Scotusblog, and Daily Beast. He is a frequent commentator about legal issues and has appeared on Face the Nation, CNN, NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN, Newshour, ABC News, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Marketplace. He also served as co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (2d Edition).

He is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and New York University School of Law, which honored him with the Legal Teaching Award for outstanding alumni in legal academia. He also earned a master’s degree in political science (American Political Development) from UCLA under Professor Karen Orren. Winkler clerked for David Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced law at Katten Muchin in Los Angeles, where he was on a litigation team that represented the late Michael Jackson in a highly publicized child-molestation case.

Prior to joining the UCLA faculty in 2002, Adam was the John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Southern California Law School’s Center in Law, Economics, and Organization.

Speech Topics

The Strange and Surprising History of the Second Amendment


UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler: Need Balance In Gun Control ...

Adam Winkler, law professor at the University of California Los Angeles and the author of 'Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America' joins CBS's John Dickerson to discuss how to address gun control effectively. Mr. Winkler, I want to start with the idea -- a narrow question and then we're going to broaden ...

Of course we need to talk about gun violence in America. The ...

Grasping the real dimensions of everyday gun violence — and acting accordingly to try to stop it — will. Adam Winkler is a professor of law at UCLA and the author of "Gun Fight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America." Follow the Opinion section on Twitter @latimesopinion and Facebook. Advertisement ...

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