Jan 19, 2021
Jeff Rowes
Update on USA

Jeff Rowes serves as a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice. His practice focuses on private property rights, free speech, and economic liberty.

Jeff is also a Professor at the Univerity of Texas School of Law in Austin, TX, where he teaches Constitutional Law.

Jeff has published opinion pieces on constitutional law in the New York TimesWall Street JournalUSA Today and many other outlets.

A native of Alberta, Canada, Jeff dropped out of high school at 17, moved to the mountains to teach skiing, backpacked in Asia for six months, and then attended the University of Alberta, after which he lived two years in Japan as a translator.  He came to the United States to pursue educational opportunities and fell in love with American principles of liberty. 

He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 2002 where he was extensively involved in law and economics. He also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago in law and philosophy. Before coming to the Institute, Jeff clerked for Judge Will Garwood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Chief Judge Patricia Fawsett of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

He lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Anne, and two young sons, Will and Henry.