Joseph Fishkin

(Fall 2012)

Office: Jerome Greene Hall - Room 516
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027

Assistant Info

Name: Rachel Jones
Phone: 212-854-7594

Areas of Teaching and Research
  • Constitutional law
  • Employment discrimination
  • Voting rights/electoral system
  • University of Oxford, D. Phil. in Politics, 2009
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2007
  • University of Oxford, M. Phil. in Politics, with distinction, 2002
  • Yale University, B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, with distinction, summa cum laude, 2000

Joseph Fishkin is an assistant professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. He 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.

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 most recent essay, "Weightless Votes," appeared in the Yale Law Journal in Spring 2012. His book manuscript, Opening the Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity, will be published in 2013 by Oxford University Press (chapters available on request). He is currently at work on an article on the anti-bottleneck principle in employment discrimination law.

Selected Publications
  • Opening the Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity (book manuscript, under contract with Oxford University Press)
  • The Anti-Bottleneck Principle in Employment Discrimination Law (in progress)
  • Equal Opportunity as Constitutional Limit: Reconciling Parents Involved and Ricci (in progress)
  • "Weightless Votes" in 121 Yale Law Journal 1888 (2012)
  • "Equal Citizenship and the Individual Right to Vote" in 86 Indiana Law Journal 1289 (2011)
  • "Voting as a Positive Right: A Reply to Flanders" in 28 Alaska Law Review 29 (2011)