Adam Winkler

Professor at UCLA School of Law

Adam Winkler is a professor at UCLA School of Law, where he also serves as the school’s ACS faculty advisor and as a member of ACS’s board of academic advisors. In 2014, Winkler was appointed to the ACS board of directors.

Winkler has published widely on American constitutional law and history, and his scholarship has been cited in landmark Supreme Court cases, including opinions on the Second Amendment and on corporate free speech rights. Winkler is the author of “We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights” and “Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.” He was the co-editor of the “Encyclopedia of the American Constitution” (2d edition). Winkler’s writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Review of Books, Atlantic, New Republic, Slate, and Scotusblog.

Winkler received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, which honored him with the Legal Teaching Award for outstanding alumni in legal academia. He is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and holds a M.A. in political science from UCLA. He clerked for the late Hon. David Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.