Evan Bernick

Assistant Director at the Institute for Justice

Evan Bernick is the Assistant Director of the Center for Judicial Engagement at the Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty. He works to educate the public and persuade judges about the need to enforce all of the Constitution’s limits on government in every case.

Before joining IJ, Evan was a Visiting Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, where he focused on the problem of overcriminalization—the use of the criminal law to target conduct that most people wouldn’t expect to be illegal in the first place. He chronicled stories of victims of overcriminalization and wrote op-eds, issue briefs, and legal memoranda about constitutional law, sentencing policy, and police militarization, among other subjects.

Evan's work has appeared in such places as Time Magazine, USA Today, Fox, the Washington Times, the Chicago-Sun Times, National Review Online, and the Daily Signal.

Evan received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2011. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2008.