Jonathan S. Gould


Jonathan Gould is an Assistant Professor at Berkeley Law School. His research focuses on the relationship between politics and law, with special attention to Congress and 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. 

Gould’s scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the N.Y.U. Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal. His 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. 

Gould received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Law Review, and his Ph.D. from 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.

Recent Scholarship



Ph.D., Harvard University (2020)
J.D., Harvard Law School (2016)
A.M., Harvard University (2014)
A.B., Harvard College (2010)