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Wendell   Bird

Wendell Bird

Visiting Scholar, School of Law, Emory University

Areas of Expertise

Freedoms of Speech and Press; Nonprofit Organization Law; Religious Institutions and the Law

Curriculum Vitae

Bird’s research interests include freedoms of speech and press and nonprofit organization law. He is the author of Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign Against Dissent (Oxford University Press, 2016), and of Criminal Dissent: Prosecutions under the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 (Harvard University Press, 2020). He has published many articles and chapters.

He was previously an adjunct professor at Emory Law, and he served on the board of advisors for New York University School of Law’s National Center on Philanthropy & Law. He is affiliated with Bird, Loechl, Brittain & McCants, LLC.

Bird holds a juris doctor from Yale Law School and a doctorate from University of Oxford. He also holds a bachelor of arts from Vanderbilt University.