Stuart Taylor, Jr. is an author and freelance journalist focusing on legal and policy issues, a National Journal contributing editor, and a Brookings Institution nonresident fellow. He teaches “Law and the News Media” at Stanford Law School and practices law on occasion. He has covered the Supreme Court and other matters for National Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, The American Lawyer, Legal Times, Atlantic.com, and other publications, winning various journalism awards, and has appeared on all major television and radio networks.
He has recently coauthored with Richard Sander an important new book on affirmative action, with an October 9, 2012 publication date, published by Basic Books and titled Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It. Taylor also filed with Sander an amicus curiae brief in a pending Supreme Court affirmative action case.