Douglas H. Ginsburg

Professor of Law

B.S., Cornell University; J.D., University of Chicago Law School

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  • Phone: 703-993-8083
  • Office: Room 433E, Hazel Hall, Arlington Campus
  • Address: George Mason University School of Law
    3301 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg joined the George Mason law faculty as Professor of Law in July 2013 and continues also to serve as senior circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. 

Judge Ginsburg is a leading authority on competition law and policy, administrative law, and law and economics. In his distinguished career, he has been a professor of law at Harvard University (1975-1983); held a number of posts in the executive branch of federal government (1983-1986), including assistant attorney general for antitrust in the U.S. Department of Justice; and was then appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, serving as chief judge from 2001 to 2008.

Judge Ginsburg taught as an adjunct professor at George Mason over a number of years, as well as having appointments as a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School and a visiting professor at University College London, Faculty of Laws. For the two years prior to joining the George Mason law faculty, Judge Ginsburg was on the faculty of New York University.

Judge Ginsburg holds a B.S. from Cornell University (1970) and a J.D. from the University of Chicago (1973), where he was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review. He clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Carl McGowan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

In addition to teaching law school classes Antitrust and Readings in Legal Thought, Judge Ginsburg teaches and lectures in the programs of the school’s Law & Economics Center.