Jess M. Bravin
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley's School of Law (Boalt Hall|
|Employer||Wall Street Journal|
|Known for||News coverage of United States Supreme Court|
Jess M. Bravin graduated from Harvard College, where he wrote from 1985 to 1987 for the Harvard Crimson. and then the University of California, Berkeley's School of Law (Boalt Hall). His roommate at Harvard was Peter Segal, humorist, writer, and host of NPR game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!.
Early in his career, Bravin was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and contributed to including the Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, and Spy magazine. He also red scripts for a talent agency and managed a campaign for a 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.
Bravin joined the Wall Street Journal first as it California editor in San Francisco. He then became its national legal-affairs reporter. In 2005, he became Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
He has taught at the University of California Washington Center.
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.
Awards and Recognition
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- John Jacobs Fellowship at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Institute of Governmental Studies
- John Field Simms Sr. Memorial Lectureship in Law at the University of New Mexico's School of Law
- Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize
- American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award
- National Press Foundation
- New York News Publishers Association
- New York Press Club
- Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme (1997)
- The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay (2014)
Chapters: Bravin has contributed to:
- Violence in America: An Encyclopedia
- Crimes of War 2.0
- A Concise Introduction to Logic
- Wall Street Journal (latest)
- "Jess Bravin: Supreme Court Correspondent". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Jess Bravin '97 Becomes Supreme Court Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal". Wall Street Journal. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Jess M. Bravin". The Harvard Crimson. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Scuderi, Benjamin M. (23 May 2012). "Peter D. Sagal". The Harvard Crimson. The Harvard Crimson Inc. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
- Bravin, Jess (15 May 1997). "Squeaky: The Life and Times of Lynette Alice Fromme". Macmillan. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- Bravin, Jess (13 June 2005). "The Terror Courts". Yale University Press. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
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