Professor Marc J. Blitz


Marc Blitz 

Office Hours:

Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and by appointment

  • Constitutional Law I
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Computer Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Law and Neuroscience
  • Legal Analysis
  • Administrative Law
  • National Security Law
  • Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Legislation
  • First Amendment Law

B.A., Harvard University

Ph.D., (Political Science) University of Chicago

J.D., University of Chicago

Alan Joseph Bennett Professor of Law

Marc Jonathan Blitz’s scholarship focuses on constitutional protection for freedom of thought and freedom of expression, privacy, and national security law – and especially on how of each of these areas of law applies to emerging technologies.  He has written articles on how privacy and First Amendment law should apply to public video surveillance, biometric identification methods, virtual reality technology and library Internet systems.

As an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington D.C., his work focused on telecommunications, privacy law, computer law, intellectual property, constitutional law and anti-terrorism security measures.   While working in Washington, he was also one of the reporters for The Constitution Project’s Liberty and Security Initiative, and was one of the drafters of its Guidelines for Public Video Surveillance.  Since 2006, he has also worked closely with the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) in Oklahoma City to organize symposia and other events on the legal framework for counterterrorism.  He has frequently served as a television or radio commentator on constitutional law, privacy law and national security law, and has participated in panel discussions on these subjects held by the Department of Homeland Security and by The Constitution Project and Georgetown University Law Center.

He was voted Professor of the Year by the Merit Scholars at the Law School in 2007 and was also the recipient in 2007 of a Priddy fellowship in which he explored the use of art and technology in teaching.

He also has substantial experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution, having worked as an ombudsperson for the University of Chicago, an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, and a mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution and in United States Postal Service’s REDRESS program.  Among the subjects he teaches at Oklahoma City University School of Law is Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

He has waited, across several reincarnations, for the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series.

Scholarly Presentations:
    • Three First Amendment Problems in Second Life, Roundtable on User-Generated Content and Virtual Worlds, Vanderbilt Journal of Technology and Entertainment Law, Nashville, Nov. 14, 2008.
    • Google Earth, Google Sky, and the Global First Amendment, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Aug. 31, 2008, Boston.
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