J. Justin Wilson

Senior Director of Communications

As the Institute for Justice’s Senior Director of Communications, J. Justin Wilson works on IJ’s award-winning media team to make the case for economic liberty, free speech, private property rights and school choice in the court of public opinion.

Wilson has made a career out of fighting to advance economic liberty and individual responsibility. He’s been a contributor to numerous print and broadcast media outlets, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times, as well as NPR, BBC, ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC and FOX News.

Prior to joining the Institute for Justice, Wilson was Vice President of a Washington, D.C.-based integrated public affairs firm. While there, Wilson worked on a number of projects marrying traditional public affairs with emerging technologies to reach broader audiences.

Wilson grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Michigan, where he studied public policy, political science, and philosophy.

Research and Reports

  • October 19, 2016    |    Legal and Policy Studies

    Opportunity Lost

    How Chicago’s food truck proximity ban hinders economic opportunity and stifles consumer choice

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his “administration is committed to creating the conditions and opportunities that will allow this industry [food trucks] to thrive, create jobs and support a vibrant food culture across Chicago.” But actions speak louder than words, and a new analysis of data obtained through the lawsuit finds that the city’s protectionist…

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