Affiliated Faculty

David Bernstein, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law. Professor Bernstein is the author of over sixty frequently cited scholarly articles, as well as the author of Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform (University of Chicago Press 2011). He is also the author of You Can’t Say That! The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscrimination Laws (Cato Institute 2003), the co-author of The New Wigmore: Expert Evidence (Aspen Law and Business 2003), author of Only One Place of Redress: African-Americans, Labor Regulations, and the Courts from Reconstruction to the New Deal (Duke 2001), and co-editor of Phantom Risk: Scientific Inference and the Law (MIT 1993). He is a former chairperson of the Association of American Law Schools Evidence section. Professor Bernstein teaches Products Liability, Evidence, Constitutional Law I and II, and Scientific and Expert Evidence. He is a regular contributor to the popular blog, The Volokh Conspiracy.

 

Douglas H. Ginsburg, Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. Judge Ginsburg is a leading authority on competition law and policy, administrative law, and law and economics. In his distinguished career, he has been a professor of law at Harvard University (1975-1983); held a number of posts in the executive branch of federal government (1983-1986), including assistant attorney general for antitrust in the US Department of Justice; and was then appointed to the US Court of Appeals in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, serving as chief judge from 2001 to 2008. In addition to teaching law school classes Antitrust and Readings in Legal Thought, Judge Ginsburg teaches and lectures for the Law & Economics Center.

Michael Greve, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. A prolific writer, Professor Greve is the author of nine books and a multitude of articles appearing in scholarly publications, as well as numerous editorials, short articles, and book reviews. He is a frequent speaker for professional and scholarly organizations and has made many appearances on radio and television. In addition, Greve has provided congressional and state legislative testimony, has lobbied and consulted in federal agency proceedings, and has provided litigation services and management in over 30 cases, including matters before the US Supreme Court. Before joining the law school faculty, Professor Greve served as John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he specialized in constitutional law, courts, and business regulation and served as chairman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Prior to joining AEI, Greve was founder and co-director of the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm specializing in constitutional litigation.

Steven Menashi, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. Professor Menashi teaches courses in administrative law and civil procedure, and he has written in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, international law, and property. He previously served as a research fellow at New York University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center and as a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He was a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Professor Menashi received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he was elected to Order of the Coif; served as senior articles editor of the Stanford Law Review and managing editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review; and won the Kirkwood Moot Court Competition, the Carl Mason Franklin Award in International Law, and the Steven M. Block Civil Liberties Award. He was a David and Lucille Packard Fellow at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

Timothy J. Muris, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law. Professor Muris served from 2001-2004 as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. During his tenure at the FTC, he created the highly popular National Do Not Call Registry that has allowed millions of consumers to block unwanted telemarketing calls. In addition to his current position at George Mason, Muris is Of Counsel at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Professor Muris has held three previous positions at the Commission: Assistant Director of the Planning Office (1974-1976), Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (1981-1983), and Director of the Bureau of Competition (1983-1985). In 1981, Muris was Deputy Counsel to the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief. From 1985-1988, Muris served with the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. A member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, Muris has written widely on antitrust, consumer protection, regulatory, and budget issues.

Jeremy A. Rabkin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. Before joining the faculty in June 2007, he was, for over two decades, a professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Professor Rabkin serves on the Board of Directors of the US Institute of Peace (originally appointed by President George W. Bush in 2007, then appointed for a second term by President Barack Obama). He also serves on the Board of Academic Advisers of the American Enterprise Institute and on the Board of Directors of the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm based in Washington, DC Professor Rabkin’s books include Law Without Nations? (Princeton University Press, 2005). His articles have appeared in major law reviews and political science journals and his journalistic contributions in a range of magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Mark J. Rozell, Acting Dean and Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University. Professor Rozell is the author of nine books and editor of twenty books on various topics in US government and politics including the presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections. His books include The President’s Czars: Undermining Congress and the Constitution (University Press of Kansas, 2012) (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger) and Executive Privilege: Presidential Power, Secrecy and Accountability (University Press of Kansas, 2010). He has testified before Congress on several occasions on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the US and abroad. In recent years, he has lectured in China, India, Vietnam, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.

Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. Professor Somin’s research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy. He is the author of The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain (University of Chicago Press, 2015), and Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter (Stanford University Press, 2013), and coauthor of A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). His work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, and he has frequently testified before Congress. Professor Somin writes regularly for the popular blog, The Volokh Conspiracy. From 2006 to 2013, he served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review, one of the country’s top-rated law and economics journals. In 2001-2002, he clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.