Justin Driver received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master's degree in teaching from Duke University, and a master’s degree in modern history from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar. In 2004, he graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an Articles Editor and Book Reviews Chair of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Judge Merrick B. Garland, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.) and Justice Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States. His principal research interests include constitutional law and the intersection of race with legal institutions.
His scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in the following publications: California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Supreme Court Review, and Texas Law Review. In addition, his writing regularly appears in The New Republic, where he is a contributing editor.