The Institute for Free Speech is excited to welcome Joshua Monhollon as a Summer Fellow for the summer of 2021. He will spend his time researching political speech topics and assisting the investigatory needs of the President and the organization’s legal and research staff.
Joshua is a rising third-year law student at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. He is the Symposium Editor for the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy and a member of the Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, Joshua received a BFA in Theatre Performance with a minor in Business Administration from Baylor University.
Joshua became interested in First Amendment issues while studying constitutional law this past year at George Mason. “The First Amendment and political speech rights are under attack from a growing barrage of legislation and intimidation by public officials. We need informed debate on the importance of the First Amendment for a government by the people. To borrow from Justice Thomas, ‘[p]olitical speech is … the lifeblood of a self-governing people.’ I am excited to participate in this debate by joining the Institute for Free Speech,” Joshua said.
Previously, Joshua conducted research for Professor J.W. Verret, examining state forms of bankruptcy and how to utilize those forms effectively in the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also interned for a United States Congressman.