Eugene Volokh is the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law.  Volokh teaches free speech law, tort law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic.  Volokh is the author of the textbooks The First Amendment and Related Statutes (5th ed. 2013), The Religion Clauses and Related Statutes (2005), and Academic Legal Writing (4th ed. 2010), as well as over 75 law review articles and over 80 op-eds.  He is founder and coauthor of "The Volokh Conspiracy," a Weblog that gets about 35-40,000 page views per weekday. He is among the five most cited then-under-45 faculty members listed in the Top 25 Law Faculties in Scholarly Impact, 2005-2009 study, and among the forty most cited faculty members on that list without regard to age. 

At the age of 12, Volokh began working as a computer programmer.  He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in math-computer science at age 15 and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law.  After law school, he clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Volokh is also an Academic Affiliate for the Mayer Brown LLP law firm.