Joshua House

Joshua House is an attorney with the Institute for Justice. He joined IJ in August 2015 and litigates constitutional cases protecting economic liberty, property rights, school choice, and other civil liberties.

Josh has spearheaded IJ’s efforts to fight abusive municipal code enforcement, filing several class actions and testifying before the US Commission on Civil Rights, and was consequently recognized in Forbes’s 2017 30 Under 30 for Law and Policy. Josh’s writing has been featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Orange County Register, the Reno Gazette-Journal, and the Connecticut Law Review.

Before joining IJ, Josh clerked for Justice Michael A. Cherry of the Nevada Supreme Court. Josh is a 2012 graduate of The George Washington University Law School. In addition to clerking at IJ for two semesters, Josh worked as a legal intern at both the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Josh received a B.A. in the History of the Near East from the University of California, San Diego.  He is originally from California’s East Bay.

Joshua House is a member of the California and Nevada bars”

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