Aziz Z. Huq is the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. Aziz’s scholarship concerns the interaction of constitutional design with individual rights and liberties.
As a faculty member at the University of Chicago, he has garnered the AALS Junior Scholars Paper Competition Award in Criminal Law and has been selected for the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Before joining the Law School, Aziz worked as Associate Counsel and then Director of the Liberty and National Security Project of the Brennan Center for Justice, litigating cases in both the U.S. Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He was also a Senior Consultant Analyst for the International Crisis Group, researching constitutional design and implementation in Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. He clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court.
Aziz has also been very engaged with ACS through participating in events in DC and Chicago.
He graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize.
Garrett Epps is Legal Affairs Editor of The Washington Monthly. Previously he was Professor Emeritus at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he taught courses in constitutional law, First Amendment law, and fiction and non-fiction writing for law students.
Epps has been an active contributor to ACS, since shortly after its founding. He was featured as a speaker at its National Convention and is a regular contributor to the organization’s other policy events, seminars, and discussions.
Previously, Epps was the Orlando J. and Marian H. Hollins Professor of Law at the University of Oregon. He co-founded the Richmond Mercury, served as a columnist for the Independent Weekly, and worked as an editor and reporter at the Richmond Afro-American, Washington Post, The Free Lance-Star, and The Virginia Churchman.
Epps clerked for the Honorable John D. Butzner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He earned his B.A. from Harvard College, where he was Editor of The Harvard Crimson, and his M.A. in creative writing from Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia. Additionally, Epps holds a J.D. and a LL.M. in Comparative and International Law from Duke University School of Law.