Upcoming Faculty Speaker: Professor McGinnis

Professor John O. McGinnis

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George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law
Northwestern Law School

September 5, 2013

Host: Professor Miller

Lunch: 12:20; Presentation: 12:40
Faculty Lounge



John O. McGinnis is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He also has an MA degree from Balliol College, Oxford, in philosophy and theology. Professor McGinnis clerked on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. From 1987 to 1991, he was deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice.  He the author of Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Government Through Technology (Princeton 2013) and Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard 2013) (with M. Rappaport). He is a past winner of Paul Bator award given by the Federalist Society to an outstanding academic under 40. He has been listed by the United States on the roster of panelists who may be called upon to decide World Trade Organization Disputes. - Northwestern Law Faculty Profile


Recent Publications:

"The Abstract Meaning Fallacy," 2012 U. Ill. L. Rev. 737 (2012) (with M. Rappaport) [SSRN]

"An Undergraduate Option for Legal Education," International Review of Law and Economics (forthcoming, with R. Mangas) [SSRN]

"The Constitution and Information Politics," Drake Law Review (forthcoming) [SSRN]


Available in the Library:

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Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance through Technology. Princeton University Press, 2013.

Available in print at Law Library HC79.I55 M3665 2013