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John S Baker Jr

Dr. John S. Baker

Dr. John Baker is a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law School and a Visiting Professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law.  He has been a Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, the University of Oxford.  He is Professor Emeritus of Law, and previously the Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law, at Louisiana State University Law School.  Dr. Baker was an adjunct Fellow at the Heritage Foundation (Spring, 2008) and a Distinguished Scholar at the Catholic University of America Law School (2011-12).  He has also taught at Tulane Law School, George Mason Law School, Pepperdine Law School, New York Law School, Hong Kong University, and the University of Dallas, School of Management.  He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lyon III (France) (1999-2011) and at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile, where he was a Fulbright Specialist in 2012.  He has lectured at universities and research institutes in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Peru, Croatia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines where he was a Fulbright Fellow (2006).  In September, 2016, along with Justice Samuel Alito, he was a speaker for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

 Click here to view a video of Professor John S. Baker, Jr. testifying in the House of Representatives on November 14, 2013 (before the Taskforce on the Over-Federalization of Criminal Law, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, 113th Congressional Hearings).  Note: He is introduced and begins his testimony at 44:28 of this video.

 Dr. Baker started the U.S. Constitution and the American Economy program in 2014.

Justice Samuel Alito and Professor Baker in Beijing, 2016. 

Professor Baker

Professor Randy Barnett

 Professor Randy E. Barnett

 Professor Randy Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and teaches Constitutional Law and Contracts.  He is a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, and the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala.  He delivered the Kobe 2000 lectures in jurisprudence at the University of Tokyo and Doshisha University in Kyoto.  In 2008, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies.  His publications include more than 100 articles and reviews, as well as nine books, including Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (Princeton, 2005) and Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People (HarperCollins, 2016).  In 2011-12, he represented the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act.


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