Faculty Profiles

Jonathan Zasloff

Jonathan M. Zasloff

Professor of Law
B.A. Yale, 1987
J.D. Yale, 1993
M.Phil. International Relations, Cambridge, 1988
M.A. History, Harvard, 1990
Ph.D. Harvard, 2000
UCLA Law faculty since 1998

Articles and Chapters

Jim Crow As Kafka: Voter Suppression on the Ground, UCLA School of Law Public Law & Legal Theory Working Paper No. 19-46 (Dec. 4, 2019). Full Text
Sanctuary, Civil Disobedience, and Jewish Law, UCLA School of Law Public Law & Legal Theory Research Paper No. 19-32 (Sept. 27, 2019). Full Text
W(h)ither Environmental Justice?, 66 UCLA Law Review Discourse 178 (2019). Full Text
Between Resistance and Embrace: American Realtors, the Justice Department, and the Uncertain Triumph of the Fair Housing Act, 1968-1978, 61 Howard Law Journal 69 (2017). Full Text
The Price of Equality: Fair Housing, Land Use, and Disparate Impact, 48 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 98 (2017). Full Text
The Secret History of the Fair Housing Act, 53 Harvard Journal on Legislation 247 (2016). Full Text
Why No Parliaments in the United States?, 35 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 269 (2013). Full Text
Courts in the Age of Dysfunction, 121 Yale Law Journal Online 479 (2012). Full Text
India's Land Title Crisis: The Unanswered Questions, 3 Jindal Global Law Review 117 (2011). Full Text
The Housing Market Effects of Discrete Land Use Regulations: Evidence from the California Coastal Boundary Zone (with Matthew Kahn & Ryan Vaughn), 19 Journal of Housing Economics 269-79 (2010). Full Text
Choose the Best Answer: Organizing Climate Change Negotiation in the Obama Administration, 103 Northwestern University Law Review: Colloquy 330 Full Text
Dean's List: Power, Institutions, and Achesonian Diplomacy, 103 American Journal of International Law 375 (2009). Review of Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War, by Robert L. Beisner. Full Text
Cities, Land Use, and the Global Commons: Genesis and the Urban Politics of Climate Change (with Katherine A. Trisolini), in Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches (edited by William Burns & Hari Osofsky, Cambridge University Press, 2009). Full Text
International Decision: Massachusetts v. E.P.A., 102 American Journal of International Law 134 (2008).
The Judicial Carbon Tax: Reconstructing Public Nuisance and Climate Change, 55 UCLA Law Review 1827 (2008). Full Text
Left and Right in the Middle East: Notes on the Social Construction of Race, 47 Virginia Journal of International Law 201 (2006-2007). Full Text
Some More Realism About Realism: Dean Acheson and the Jurisprudence of Cold War Diplomacy, UCLA School of Law Working Paper Series, Public Law & Legal Theory Working Paper No. 07-01 (2007). Full Text
Power and International Law (with Richard H. Steinberg), 100 American Journal of International Law 64-87 (2006). Full Text
Roadblocks to the Road Map: A Negotiation Theory Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict After Yasser Arafat (with Russell Korobkin), 30 Yale Journal of International Law 1 (2005).
Law and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy: The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 77 Southern California Law Review 583-682 Full Text
Taking Politics Seriously: A Theory of California’s Separation of Powers, 51 UCLA Law Review 1079-1150 (2004). Full Text
Smart Growth, Southern California Environmental Report Card 12-19 (2003).
Tiebout & Tax Revolts: Did Serrano Really Cause Proposition 13? (with Kirk J. Stark), 50 UCLA Law Review 801-58 (2003). Full Text
Law and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy: From the Gilded Age to the New Era, 8 NYU Law Review 239-373 (2002). Full Text
Environmental Justice (with Ann Carlson), Southern California Environmental Report Card 22-31 (2001).
Children, Families, and Bureaucrats: A Prehistory of Welfare Reform, 14 Journal of Law and Politics 225-317 (1998).
The Tyranny of Madison, Review of South Africa’s Crisis of Constitutional Democracy: Can the U.S. Constitution Help?, 44 UCLA Law Review 795-864 (1997).
Abolishing Coercion: The Jurisprudence of American Foreign Policy in the 1920's, 102 Yale Law Journal 1689-1719 (1993).


Commentary: The Legacy of Elihu Root, 100 Proceedings of the American Society of International Law 213 (2006).
Book Review, Max Lerner’s Judicious Review, The Boston Globe (Aug. 9, 1994). Reviewing Nine Scorpions in a Bottle:  Great Judges and Cases of the Supreme Court, by Max Lerner.
Book Review, The Varied Domain of Thurgood Marshall, The Boston Sunday Globe (June 19, 1994). Reviewing Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and Supreme Court, 1936-1961, by Mark Tushnet.
Book Review, The Judge’s Judge, Wall Street Journal (Dec. 30, 1993). Reviewing Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes:  Law and the Inner Self, by G. Edward White.


Moving Toward Integration: The Past and Future of Fair Housing (with Yana Kucheva and Richard Sander). Harvard Univ. Press (2018).