Robert Blecker, Professor Emeritus at New York Law School has been a nationally recognized expert in three fields:
As a Constitutional Historian and Playwright, he wrote “Vote NO!” which premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., travelled to 16 states, was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. It is due to appear off-Broadway in 2024 after which a feature film will be released. His stage play Joseph Warren about America’s forgotten founder received a foundation grant and will be brought to the stage in 2024. Blecker frequently draws on Constitutional History to amplify current events, most recently in his opinion piece on Putin and the Ukraine.
As an expert on Crime and Punishment, Blecker has been featured in 15 documentaries, frequently profiled in leading Media outlets such as the New York Times and USA Today. His crime and punishment memoir, THE DEATH OF PUNISHMENT: Searching For Justice Among the Worst of the Worst, (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) drew heavily from insights of convicted killers and other prisoners in Maximum Security Prisons and on Death Rows across the United States whose lives he documented.
As a leading voice in the Jurisprudence of Sport, Blecker appeared solo on 60 Minutes Sports, and was featured in Sports Illustrated,the Washington Post and many other media outlets as a central figure insisting that the NFL and not quarterback Tom Brady had cheated in the controversy known as Deflategate. The Documentary Four Games in Fall currently streaming on Amazon Prime features his perspective on the controversy. Blecker covered the 2016 and 2018 Olympics for the Observer as a philosopher of sport.