Professor Volokh Honored by the Carnegie Corporation as a "Great Immigrant"

July 2, 2015 – Professor Eugene Volokh was honored as a “Great Immigrant” by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He is one of 38 naturalized U.S. citizens to be recognized by the organization this Independence Day as part of the “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” initiative, which celebrates contributions to advance and enlighten society, culture and economy.

Professor Volokh, who was born in the USSR and emigrated to the United States when he was seven-years-old, is a nationally recognized expert on the First Amendment, cyberspace law, harassment law and gun control. He was also selected for the honor for his work in founding and running one of the first and most influential law blogs, “The Volokh Conspiracy.” He joins a distinguished group of honorees, which this year includes individuals from more than 30 countries and leaders in a wide range of professions, including Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners.

The Carnegie Corporation will recognize the honorees and their accomplishments with a full-page tribute ad in The New York Times. For more information, please visit