James Phillips is an assistant professor of law at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law where he teaches courses in civil procedure, advanced constitutional law (law and religion),professional responsibility, and family law. Phillips has published thirty academic articles in journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and Southern California Law Review. His research topics include constitutional law and interpretation, civil procedure, statutory interpretation, and law and corpus linguistics. He designed and supervised the initial stages of the creation of the Corpus of Founding-Era American English (COFEA) and is one of the pioneers of applying corpus linguistics to constitutional interpretation. His shorter writing has appeared in Newsweek, The Atlantic, and the Los Angeles Times, among other outlets.