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



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

Wisselbank and Amsterdam Price Volatility: a Fractal Test of the Austrian Fractional-Reserve Banking Hypothesis, Procesos De Mercado (with Robert F. Mulligan) (forthcoming 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)

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


  • Bankruptcy 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...
  • VITA
    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
    August 22, 2012
    Student Mike Pehlevanian and Professor Guzelian Also Participate   Professor Bill Slomanson had a busy end of summer, traveling to several...
  • Armenian Commemoration
    April 30, 2012
    By Vartkes Artinian, 3L (Photos by Gevork Shaginian)   For most people, April 24 is just another day, but for various Armenian communities...
  • Moot Court
    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 Chicago...



Constitutional Law

  • First Amendment/Freedom of Expression

Criminal Law

Empirical Research

Law and Economics