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Dr. Jonathan Chausovsky

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2005 B.A. University of Washington, 1986

I teach courses in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, and Courts and Social Policy, Politics and History, and Law and Society. My research is in American Political Development, particularly in the legal rights of business corporations. I have published work on the development of state incorporation laws, and on the development of federal regulation in the early twentieth century. I am the campus faculty adviser for the BA/MPA program with the Rockefeller College at the University at Albany, and am also a pre-law advisors. I have lived in Seattle, Buenos Aires, New York City, Austin, and Milwaukee.

Teaching Interests

American Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, American Political Development, Politics and History, Constitutional Design

Research Interests

Development of legal rights of business corporations, in states and nation.

Professional Membership

  • American Political Science Association, Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs

Intellectual Contributions



  • "The Business Corporation as a Political Institut9ion," 2023 Policy History Conference (2023).
Dr. Jonathan Chausovsky

Dr. Jonathan Chausovsky

Associate Professor

E374 Thompson Hall
(716) 673-4673
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