John Inazu is an Associate Professor of Law and Political Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor John Inazu’s scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory. His first book, Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2012), seeks to recover the role of assembly in American political and constitutional thought. Professor Inazu's work is also published or forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Law and Contemporary Problems, and a number of other law reviews and specialty journals. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Inazu was a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law and a Royster Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He clerked for Judge Roger L. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and served for four years as an associate general counsel with the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon.

Professor Inazu received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and his J.D. and B.S.E. in from Duke University.