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Jonathan Gould

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Fall 2022

Jonathan Gould
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Jonathan Gould is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard 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 Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Virginia Law Review, N.Y.U. Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal, among other journals. 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. His other recent scholarship has explored constitutional norms, biases in the constitutional system, legislative representation, the politics of administrative law, and the Senate filibuster.

Gould has been an Assistant Professor at Berkeley Law School since 2019. He 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. Before entering academia, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge David Barron on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


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