Professor Stuart Benjamin
joined the Commission in December 2009 as the agency’s
first Distinguished Scholar in Residence. He resides in
OSP and works on spectrum
reform, First Amendment issues, and long-term strategy.
is on leave from Duke Law School, where he is the Douglas B.
Maggs Professor of Law. He specializes in telecommunications
law, the First Amendment, and administrative law.
law, he clerked for Justice David H. Souter
of the U.S. Supreme Court; worked as an attorney-advisor in
the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice;
worked as an associate with Professor Laurence Tribe; and served
as a staff attorney for the Legal Resources Centre in Port
Elizabeth, South Africa.
From 1997 to 2001, he was an associate
professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law,
and from 2001-2003 he was the Rex G. & Edna Baker Professor
in Constitutional Law at the University of Texas School of
Professor Benjamin is co-author of Telecommunications
Law and Policy (1st ed. 2001, 2nd ed. 2006), has written
numerous law review articles, and has provided testimony to
the Senate as a legal expert. He received his J.D. and B.A.
from Yale. He can be contacted
by phone at (202) 418-2905.