Professor James Kearl is the A.O. Smoot Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. He received his PhD in economics from MIT and completed post-doctoral work at Harvard Law School. Professor Kearl was named a White House Fellow in 1983 and served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.
For nearly forty years, conservative-backed ALEC has secretively disseminated model laws to its network of more than 2,000 state legislators -- resulting in a weakened democracy and increased big-business dominance in American public life.
Professor Harvey Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University. He received his AB and his PhD from Harvard University and has taught at Harvard since 1962. Professor Mansfield is a preeminent scholar of political philosophy and government, having written on or translated works by Aristotle, Edmund Burke, Thomas Hobbes, and Alexis de Tocqueville.
Professor Randy Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center. After getting his bachelor's from Northwestern University and his law degree from Harvard Law School, Professor Barnett was a prosecutor in the Cook County States' Attorney's Office. He then took several academic positions before coming to GULC in 2006.
This discussion, featuring Clinical Professor of Law Herschella Conyers, Brooke Whitted (Whitted, Cleary, and Takiff, LLC), and Lam Ho (Equip for Equality) was recorded on October 12, 2012 and sponsored by the