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.

Bankruptcy Event

TJSL to Host Bankruptcy Law Career Event

October 8, 2012

If you have thought about a career in bankruptcy law, you will want to attend the panel discussion at TJSL on October 24, “Developing a Successful...


TJSL's Free Tax Clinic VITA Provides Vital Service

August 29, 2012

Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s student-run Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic (VITA) had a very successful year, helping more than 300...

Pro Slo's Trip

“ProSlo” Hits the Lecture Circuit in South Caucasus

August 22, 2012

Student Mike Pehlevanian and Professor Guzelian Also Participate

Professor Bill Slomanson had a busy end of summer, traveling to...

Armenian Commemoration

TJSL Professors Stand Up For What’s Right

April 30, 2012

By Vartkes Artinian, 3L (Photos by Gevork Shaginian)

For most people, April 24 is just another day, but for various Armenian...

Moot Court

Moot Court Teams Argue in Notable Competitions

November 21, 2011

Throughout the past week and a half, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Moot Court Honors Society shined in competitions both at home and in...


Constitutional Law

  • First Amendment/Freedom of Expression

Criminal Law

Empirical Research

Law and Economics