Glenn Harlan Reynolds

  • Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law

  • B.A., 1982, University of Tennessee
    J.D., 1985, Yale University

  • Location: Room 275
  • Phone Number: 865-974-6744
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  • Courses Taught: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Law, Science, and Technology, Space Law, Internet Law
  • Additional Information: SSRN


Publications of Glenn Harlan Reynolds

Professor Reynolds is one of the most prolific scholars on the UT faculty. His special interests are law and technology and constitutional law issues, and his work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the Columbia Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Law and Policy in International Business, Jurimetrics, and the High Technology Law Journal. Professor Reynolds has also written in the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Road & Track, Urb, and Wall Street Journal, as well as other popular publications. He is also a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics magazine, and writes a regular column for USA Today. He is the co-author of Outer Space: Problems of Law and Policy and The Appearance of Impropriety: How the Ethics Wars Have Undermined American Government, Business, and Society. His most recent book is An Army of Davids:  How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People To Beat Big Media, Big Government and Other Goliaths.

Professor Reynolds has testified before Congressional committees on space law, international trade, and domestic terrorism. He has been executive chairman of the National Space Society and a member of the White House Advisory Panel on Space Policy. A member of the UT faculty since 1989, Professor Reynolds received the Harold C. Warner Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award in 1991, and the W. Allen Separk Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, 1998.

A songwriter and producer for such bands as Mobius Dick, The Nebraska Guitar Militia, and The Defenders Of The Faith, Professor Reynolds is a member of the American Society of Composers and Performers and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.



Biography of Glenn Harlan Reynolds


Co-author, The Appearance of Impropriety: How the Ethics Wars Have Undermined American Government, Business, and Society (The Free Press, 1997).

Co-author, Outer Space: Problems of Law and Policy (Westview Press, 1989) (2nd ed. 1997).



Space Law in the 21st Century: Some Thoughts in Reponse to the Bush Administration's Space Initiative, 69 J. Air L. & Com. 413 (2004).

Marbury's Mixed Messages, 71 Tenn. L. Rev. 303 (2004).

Nanotechnology and Regulatory Policy: Three Futures, 17 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 179 (2003).

Constitutional "Incidents": Interpretation in Real Time, 70 Tenn. L. Rev. 281 (2003)(co-author).

Rulings and Resistance: The New Commerce Clause Jurisprudence Encounters the Lower Courts, 55 Ark. L. Rev. 1253 (2003)(co-author).

Gun by Gun, 5 Legal Aff. 19 (2002).

Telling Miller's Tale: A Reply to David Yassky, 65 L. & Contemp. Probs. 113 (2002)(co-author).

Environmental Regulation of Nanotechnology: Some Preliminary Observations, 31 Envir. L. Rep. 10681 (2001).

Guns, Privacy & Revolution, 68 Tenn. L. Rev. 235 (2001).

Co-author, Lower Court Readings of Lopez, or What if the Supreme Court Held a Constitutional Revolution and Nobody Came? 2000 Wisc. L. Rev.  369.

The Proper Scope of the Copyright and Patent Power, 37  Harv. J. on Legis. 45 (2000).

The Evolving Police Power: Some Observations for a New Century, 27  Hastings Const. L.Q.  511 (2000) (co-author).

Of Dissent and Discretion, 9  Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol'y  685 (2000).

Thank God for the Lawyers: Some Thoughts on the (Mis)Regulation of Scientific Misconduct," 66  Tenn. L. Rev 801 (1999).

Co-author, Comfortably Penumbral, 77  Boston U. L. Rev.  1089 (1998).

Taking Federalism Seriously: Lopez and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, 30  Conn. L. Rev.  59 (1997) (co-author).

Space Resources, Common Property, and the Collective Action Problem, 6  N.Y.O. Envt. L. Rev 107 (1997) (co-author).

It Takes a Militia: A Communitarian Case for Compulsory Arms Bearing, 5  Wm & Mary Bill of Rights J. 1  (1996).

Is Democracy Like Sex?, 48  Vand. L. Rev.  1635 (1995).

Co-author, Violence in America: Effective Solutions, 84 J. of Med. Assoc. of Ga. 253 (1995).

Co-author, The Second Amendment and States' Rights: A Thought Experiment, 36 William & Mary L. Rev. 1737 (1995).

A Critical Guide to the Second Amendment, 62  Tenn. L. Rev.  461 (1995).

Co-author, Legal Problems of Nanotechnology: An Overview, 3  S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J 593 (1995).

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Under the Tennessee Constitution: A Case Study in Civic Republican Thought, 61  Tenn. L. Rev.  647 (1994).

Penumbral Reasoning on the Right, 140  U. Pa. L. Rev 1333 (1992).

Taking Advice Seriously: An Immodest Proposal for Reforming the Confirmation Process, 65  S. Cal. L. Rev.  1572 (1992).

International Space Law: Into the Twenty-First Century, 25  Vand. J. Transnat'l L.  225 (1992).

Chaos and the Court, 91  Colum. L. Rev 110 (1991).

Sex, Lies, and Jurisprudence: Robert Bork, Griswold, and the Philosophy of Original Understanding, 24  Ga. L. Rev. 1045  (1990).

Legislative Comment: The Patents in Space Act, 3 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 13 (1990).

Additional articles in Law & Policy in International Business, UCLA Pac. Bas. L. J., Rutgers Comp. & Tech. L. J., High Tech Law J., Jurimetrics  and various other journals. Op Ed pieces, etc., in the  Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Knoxville News-Sentinel, Newsday,  and New York Times.

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