Josh Blackman (pictured), an assistant professor at South Texas College of Law in Houston, is one of Forbes magazine’s 2014 30 Under 30 in Law & Policy.
Yes, it’s that Josh Blackman, the lawyer who operates fantasySCOTUS.net, a site where members try to predict the outcome of U.S. Supreme Court cases. Along the same lines, in February 2013 Blackman launched fantasypope.com, a website where participants could pick their top five contenders for pope. (Blackman reports that fantasypope.com pickers didn’t make the correct prediction.)
Blackman, who graduated from George Mason University School of Law in Virginia in 2009 and teaches constitutional law, also wrote a book last year, “Unprecedented: the Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare.”
The 29-year-old said he’s honored to be recognized for his accomplishments at such a young age. He said he loves teaching and writing. What's next for the academic wunderkind? One thing on tap is a sequel to his book, with a working title of “Unraveled.” But he’s not sure when he will write the second book about the Affordable Care Act because he has “no idea where the story goes.”
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys