James T. Knight II is an attorney at the Institute for Justice.
He joined IJ in 2020 as a Law & Liberty Fellow after spending a year as a legal associate in the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies.
James earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2019. At Georgetown he was a senior article editor on the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy and a Bradley Fellow with the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. During law school, James interned at the D.C. Superior Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the Cato Institute.
James graduated, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Fordham University in 2016, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and treasurer of the Debate Society. He is originally from New Hampshire.
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James's Amicus Briefs
Cleveland Botanical Garden v. Wade
Ohio Supreme Court
James's News, Articles & Publications
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