Ashutosh Bhagwat is the Martin Luther King Jr. professor of law at UC Davis and the author of “The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights.” He has written numerous books, articles, and book chapters on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from the structure of constitutional rights, to free speech law, to the California Electricity Crisis. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, Bhagwat clerked for Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.
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A profile of UC Davis law professor Ashutosh Bhagwat.
Ashutosh Bhagwat argues, “Regardless of its origins, the notion of a safe space builds on the idea that people develop intellectually and relationally not only from exposure to conflicting ideas but also from the protection of intimate and private settings.”
In his book “The Myth of Rights,” Ashutosh Bhagwat argues, “Constitutional rights lie at the heart of American self-identity. We are a free people, goes the story, and it is our constitutional rights which protect that freedom. Appealing as it is, however, this story is woefully incomplete.”