Alphabetical List of Experts on Courts and Law
Constitutional law, civil liberties, moral and political philosophy, natural law theory, and law and religion.
Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He has served on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the President’s Council on Bioethics, and was a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University, in addition to many honorary degrees. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal and the Honorific Medal of the Republic of Poland for the Defense of Human Rights. He is the author of Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (1995), In Defense of Natural Law (1999), and The Clash of Orthodoxies (2002), and co-author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life (2008) and Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics (2008).
Phone: (609) 258-3270
Website: Princeton Faculty Page
Constitutional law (particularly issues related to the First Amendment and equal protection), American politics, the judicial confirmation process, religion and politics, practical politics, and pre-law advising
Background: Frank Guliuzza (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1990) is the Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. He is the author of Over the Wall: Protecting Religious Expression in the Public Square (SUNY: 2000) and has published articles and reviews in a number of journals including The Marquette Law Review, The Drake Law Review, The Willamette Law Review, The Journal of Politics, The Review of Politics, PS, American Political Science Review, and Academe. He has been recognized four times for "Outstanding Teaching in Political Science" bythe American Political Science Association (2000, 2003, 2004, 2008). In 2003, he was selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education & Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as "Utah Professor of the Year." He was also the recipient of the Congressman Neal Smith Award from the American Mock Trial Association (2008) for his exemplary contribution to law-related education. He is the current President of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association, and is a past President of the Western Association of Pre-Law Advisers and the Pre-Law Advisors’ National Council. Further, he is on the Executive Board of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association, the Executive Committee of the American Mock Trial Association. His mock trial and moot court teams have captured a number of awards included the last three ACMA national championships. He is a licensed minister. In 2000, he was a candidate for the United States Senate, and he is a past Vice Chairman of the Utah Republican Party.
The American founding, religion and American politics, and the First Amendment religion clauses.
Mark David Hall is Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Political Science at George Fox University. He has written or co-edited The Political and Legal Philosophy of James Wilson, 1742-1798 (1997); The Founders on God and Government (2004); Collected Works of James Wilson, 2 vol. (2007); The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life (2009); The Sacred Rights of Conscience: Selected Readings on Religious Liberty and Church-State Relations in the American Founding (2009); America’s Forgotten Founders (2011), and Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). He has also written more than fifty journal articles, book chapters, reviews, and sundry pieces. He is currently co-editing Faith and the Founders of the American Republic and co-authoring a book tentatively titled America's "Godless" Constitution, Deist Founders, and other Myths About Religion and the American Founding. He will serve as president of Christians in Political Science from 2010-2012 and is a member of the Board of Governors of Veritas Christian School.
Speaking: Professor Hall is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"Did America Have a Christian Founding?"
"Jeffersonian Walls and Madisonian Lines: The Supreme Court's Use of History and the First Amendment's Religion Clauses"
"The Old Puritan and a New Nation: Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic"
American Politics; Courts & Law; Judicial politics; Supreme Court decision making; strategic behavior; institutional development; quantitative empirical methods; positive political theory
Paul J. Wahlbeck (J.D., 1986; Ph.D., 1993) is a Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. His research and teaching focus on judicial politics and research methods. He has conducted research on legal change, oral argument before the Supreme Court, strategic interaction among justices, and institutional development. He is co-author of Crafting Law on the Supreme Court: The Collegial Game(Cambridge University Press, 2000). His work has appeared in many journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Research Quarterly. He served as Director of the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation from 2001-2003 and Director of the Political Science Program at NSF in 2006.
Phone: (202) 994-4872
Website: George Washington University Faculty Page
Church-state relations in the United States and Britain; comparative constitutional law; minimum wage/living wage policies
Jerold Waltman (Ph.D., Indiana, 1976) is R.W. Morrison Professor of Political Science at Baylor University and editor of the Journal of Church and State. He is the author most recently of Religious Free Exercise and Contemporary American Politics: The Saga of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (2010). His other books include Minimum Wage Policy in Great Britain and the United States (2008), The Case for the Living Wage (2004), and The Politics of the Minimum Wage (2000). He has also contributed to a number of academic journals.
Speaking: Professor Waltman is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"Free exercise of religion in the U.S." (or the U.K.)
"The living wage as an anti-poverty policy"
"Christianity and the living wage"
Phone: (254) 710-6044 x3161
Website: Baylor University Faculty Page