Supreme Court Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
Jess Bravin covers the U.S. Supreme Court for The Wall Street Journal, after earlier postings as United Nations correspondent and editor of the WSJ/California weekly.
Mr. Bravin is the author of "The Terror Courts" (Yale, 2013), an award-winning account of military trials at Guantanamo Bay, and "Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme" (St. Martin's, 1997), and a contributor to books including "Violence in America: An Encyclopedia" (Scribner, 1999), "Crimes of War 2.0" (Norton, 2007) and "A Concise Introduction to Logic," Second Edition (Wadsworth, 1984). His work twice has been recognized with the Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize (individually, for coverage of the International Criminal Court and, with colleagues, United Nations reform efforts), the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award (for coverage of the legal response to 9/11) and, for team coverage of the Supreme Court's healthcare case, prizes from the National Press Foundation, the New York News Publishers Association and the New York Press Club.
Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Bravin was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, contributed to publications including the Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar and Spy magazine, evaluated scripts for a Hollywood talent agency, and managed a campaign for local school board. While in law school, he served on the University of California Board of Regents and as a City Council appointee to the Berkeley, Calif., Police Review Commission and Zoning Adjustments Board. Earlier, Mr. Bravin led the effort to designate Raymond Chandler Square (Los Angeles City Historic-Cultural Monument No. 597) in Hollywood, in honor of the hard-boiled novelist.
Mr. Bravin has taught at the University of California Washington Center, received the 2006 John Jacobs Fellowship at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Institute of Governmental Studies, and held the 2015 John Field Simms Sr. Memorial Lectureship in Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).