Jonathan S. Gould


Jonathan Gould is an Assistant Professor at Berkeley Law School. His work focuses on the relationship between politics and public law, with special attention to Congress the legislative process. In exploring these topics, he draws on a variety of methods and literatures, including from political theory, public law, and political science. 

Recent scholarship and work in progress includes:

  • Law Within Congress, 129 Yale L.J. 1946 (2020)
  • The Law of Legislative Representation, 107 Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021)
  • Codifying Constitutional Norms, 105 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming 2021)

Gould’s article “Law Within Congress” won the Association of American Law Schools’ 2020 Scholarly Papers Prize, for work by a faculty member in their first five years of law teaching. His public writing has appeared in The Atlantic and Slate.

Gould received a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Law Review. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Harvard’s Department of Government. He has worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge David Barron on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and at the Public Citizen Litigation Group.


J.D., Harvard Law School (2016)
A.M., Harvard University (2014)
A.B., Harvard College (2010)

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