Pierre Schlag is Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado and Byron R. White Professor at the Law School. He attended Yale College and received his J.D. from UCLA where he served as an Articles Editor on the UCLA Law Review. Prior to entering the legal academy, he worked as a lawyer with the Washington D.C. firm of Covington & Burlington where he practiced primarily in antitrust and tax law. While at the law firm, he was fortunate to devote much of his time to pro bono work on constitutional law in a variety of matters involving racial discrimination, freedom of speech and unreasonable searches and seizures.
Professor Schlag teaches jurisprudence, constitutional law, torts as well a variety of seminars on ethics, law and economics, and contemporary legal theory. Since entering the legal academy, Professor Schlag has written in a wide array of fields including legal philosophy, constitutional interpretation, legal reasoning, law and economics, freedom of speech, and the aesthetics of law. In addition to his four books (two co-authored), Professor Schlag has published numerous articles, essays, and book reviews. His work has been translated into French, Russian, Ukranian, Polish, Italian, and Spanish.