Faculty Profiles

Blake Emerson

Blake Emerson

Assistant Professor of Law
B.A, Williams College, 2007
M.A., Yale University, 2013
M. Phil, Yale University, 2013
Ph.D., Yale University, 2016
J.D., Yale Law School, 2017
UCLA Faculty Since 2018

Blake Emerson is Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Prior to joining UCLA Law, he was a Research Fellow at the Administrative Conference of the United States in Washington, D.C. His primary interests lie in administrative law, legislation, anti-discrimination law, torts, and legal theory.

Emerson received his B.A. magna cum laude with Highest Honors from Williams College, his M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University, his Ph.D. from Yale University, and his J.D. with Honors from Yale Law School. In 2017, he received an American Constitution Society prize for regulatory and administrative law scholarship.

Emerson’s recently published book, The Public’s Law: Origins and Architecture of Progressive Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2019), examines the theoretical and historical foundations of the American administrative state. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Buffalo Law Review, and Review of Politics, among other publications.