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Dr. Wayne Batchis
Associate Professor
University of Delaware
459 Smith Hall
Newark, DE 19716


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. Professor Batchis serves as Chair of the Pre-Law Advisement Committee at UD.

Recent Publications:

"The Right's First Amendment:  The Politics of Free Speech & the Return of Conservative Libertarianism" Stanford University Press (2016)

"Local Governments and the Law" in The CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States Ed. Christine Kelleher Palus, Richardson Dilworth (2016)

“Is Political Science Missing Out? Doctrinal Analysis and Law & Courts” Law & Courts: Newsletter of the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association, vol. 23, no. 1 (Spring 2013).

“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).

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