Christopher Guzelian

Christopher Guzelian
Christopher Guzelian
Associate Professor of Law
J.D., Stanford Law School;
M.A., Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder;
B.A., Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder, with distinction
Phone: (619) 961-4248

Professor Guzelian has worked as a deputy district attorney and as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court law clerk in Colorado and as a civilian employee of the Department of Defense. He also has prior experience teaching at Northwestern University Law School in Chicago. His research interests are various, including the First Amendment freedom of speech, legal risk management, evidence-based medicine/policy, bankruptcy, banking and monetary policy, and national security law.

Courses include:

Constitutional Law I & II and Criminal Law, Legal Risk Management, Law & Economics, Administrative Appeals


The Legal Risk Management Handbook: An international Guide to the Sources of Legal Loss and How to Protect Your Business (with Matthew Whalley) (Kogan Page 2017)

Articles, Book Chapters, And Article-Length Works

Relevance, 10 Charleston L. Rev. 159 (2016)

Required Resolution: Enforcing Contracts Without Courts, 20 NEXUS 1 (2015), available at

Credit Scores, Lending, and Psychosocial Disability, 95 B.U. L. Rev. 1807 (with Michael A. Stein and Hagop S. Akiskal) (2015)

The Wisselbank and Amsterdam Price Volatility: A Fractal Test of the Austrian Fractional-Reserve Banking Hypothesis, 12 Procesos De Mercado 13 (with Robert F. Mulligan) (2015)

Expert Testimony in Nineteenth Century Malapraxis Actions, 55 Am. J. Legal Hist. 284 (with Michael A. Stein and Kristina M. Guzelian) (2015), available at

False Speech: Quagmire, 51 San Diego L. Rev. 19 (2014), available at

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM): The (Only) Means for Distinguishing Knowledge of Medical Causation from Expert Opinion in the Courtroom, 47 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 741 (with Terence M. Davidson) (2012), available at

No Country for Soviet Men: Case Report of a Deported Stateless Aggravated Felon’s Stay in Purgatory, 12 Cal. Crim. L.J. (2012), available at

True and False Speech, 51 B.C. L. Rev. 669 (2010), available at

Scientific Speech, 93 Iowa L. Rev. 881 (2008), available at

Did Daubert Rid Courtrooms of Advocacy Science?, in Scientific Evidence Review (Cwik & Witt eds., 7th ed., Am. Bar Assoc. 2006)

Evidence-Based Toxicology: A Comprehensive Framework for Causation, 24 Human & Experimental Toxicology 161 (with Robert James et al., 2005)

The Kindynamic Theory of Tort, 80 Ind. L.J. 987 (2005), available at

Authority-Based Explanation, 303 Science 1468 (2004) (letter)

Liability & Fear, 65 Ohio State L. J. 713 (2004), available at

A Quantitative Methodology for Determining the Need for Exposure-Prompted Medical Monitoring, 79 Ind. L.J. 57 (2004) (with Bruce E. Hillner and Philip S. Guzelian), available at

A Spectrum Revolution: Deploying Ultrawideband Technology On Native American Lands, 11 CommLaw Conspectus 277 (with John C. Miller, 2003), available at

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty is highly prolific in the field of legal scholarship and our professors are in demand as speakers and panelists at legal events in the U.S. and abroad.

Haik Chilingaryan 3L Published in Mertens Law of Federal Income Taxation

December 9, 2014

Haik Chilingaryan 3L, along with Associate Dean William Byrnes and Adjunct Professor Robert Bloink, published in the October edition of...

Najda Aslanyan Accepts Post Bar Position at the Ventura County of Public Defende

Najda Aslanyan Accepts Post Bar Position at Ventura County Public Defenders Office

May 20, 2014

May 2014 grad Najda Aslanyan has secured a position at the Ventura County Public Defenders Office as a post bar law clerk. The Post Bar clerkship...

Upcoming TJSL Inaugural Talent Show

March 24, 2014

Sign up to show off your skills or simply come enjoy performances by TJSL professors, alumni and students at the inaugural Thomas Jefferson School...

Valedictorian Walter Araujo

Valedictorian Walter Araujo Reflects on His Time at TJSL

May 16, 2013

May 2013 Valedictorian Walter Araujo looks back with pride at his time spent at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. And that’s not surprising when you...

Bankruptcy Conference

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Holds Career Event at TJSL

October 25, 2012

On Wednesday, October 24 a panel of ten judges and lawyers from the 86th National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges presented “Developing a...


Constitutional Law

  • First Amendment/Freedom of Expression

Criminal Law

Empirical Research

Law and Economics