Clint Bolick
Vice President and Director of Litigation

Clint Bolick serves as vice president and director of litigation at the Institute for Justice, which he co-founded in 1991 to engage in constitutional litigation protecting individual liberty and challenging the regulatory welfare state. The Institute also teaches public interest litigation skills to lawyers, law students, and policy activists.

Bolick is engaged in cutting-edge cases around the nation, including defending school choice programs, challenging barriers to entrepreneurship, and helping defend the California Civil Rights Initiative. Earlier this year, American Lawyer selected him as one of the nation's top "45 young lawyers outside the private sector whose vision and commitment are changing lives."

Bolick has authored several books and articles, including the recently published The Affirmative Action Fraud: Can We Restore the American Civil Rights Vision? (Cato Institute, 1996); and Grassroots Tyranny: The Limits of Federalism (Cato Institute, 1993).

Bolick received his law degree from the University of California at Davis in 1982, and his undergraduate degree from Drew University in 1979.

The Institute for Justice was co-founded by its president and general counsel, William H. (Chip) Mellor III and Bolick.