Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts. He has also taught torts, criminal law, cyberlaw, evidence, agency and partnership, and jurisprudence. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern and Harvard Law School. In 2008, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies.
After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, Professor Barnett tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County States' Attorney's Office in Chicago. In 2004, Professor Barnett appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue the medical cannabis case of Gonzalez v. Raich after successfully arguing in the Ninth Circuit (to listen to the argument, click here). He coauthored an amicus brief in Lawrence v. Texas.
Professor Barnett lectures internationally, delivering the Kobe 2000 lectures in jurisprudence at the University of Tokyo and Doshisha University in Kyoto. He has also lectured on contract law theory at Waseda University (Tokyo) and on criminal justice theory at Kansai University (Osaka).
Professor Richard Epstein
Professor Richard Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. Professor Epstein is considered to be a preeminent legal scholar in multiple fields and, in 2011, was a recipient of the Bradley Prize for outstanding achievement.
Professor Epstein received a BA degree in philosophy summa cum laude from Columbia in 1964; a BA degree in law with first-class honors from Oxford University in 1966; and an LLB degree cum laude, from the Yale Law School in 1968.
Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg
Douglas H. Ginsburg is a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to which he was appointed by President Reagan in 1986 and which he served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2008. He is also Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, and Visiting Professor, University College London, Faculty of Laws.
Judge Ginsburg was previously a Professor at Harvard Law School (1975-83). He served in the Reagan Administration (1983-86) as Administrator, Office if Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget; and as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Judge Ginsburg is a graduate of Cornell University (’70) and of the University of Chicago Law School ('73).
Professor Mario Rizzo
Dr. Mario J. Rizzo is an associate professor of economics and co-director of the Austrian Economics Program at New York University. He received his B. A. from Fordham University, and his M. A. and Ph. D from the University of Chicago. He was also a fellow in law and economics at the University of Chicago and at Yale University. He currently lectures for the Institute for Humane Studies and is an adjunct scholar of the Cato Institute.
Professor Rizzo's major fields of research has been law-and economics and ethics-and economics, as well as Austrian economics. He has been the director of at least fifteen major research conferences, the proceedings of which have often been published.
Professor Eugene Volokh
Eugene Volokh is the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at UCLA school of law. He is also the purveyor of the widely popular legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy.
Professor Volokh clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in math-computer science at age fifteen.
Professor Volokh has written over 60 law review articles and over 80 op-eds on constitutional law, cyberspace law, and other topics. A 2002 survey by University of Texas law professor Brian Leiter listed him as the third most cited law professor among those who entered teaching after 1992.
In 2013, Law.com listed Professor Volokh as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.
Professor Todd Zywicki
Professor Todd Zywicki is the George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, Senior Scholar of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and Senior Fellow at the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. In 2009, Professor Zywicki was honored as the recipient of the Institute for Humane Studies 2009 Charles G. Koch Outstanding IHS Alum Award. Since 2006 he has served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review.
Professor Zywicki clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and worked as an associate at Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Georgia, where he practiced bankruptcy and commercial law. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review and John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics. Professor Zywicki also received an M.A. in Economics from Clemson University and an A.B. cum laude with high honors in his major from Dartmouth College.