Buckley Named to Board of Trustees of Shimer College

George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law Francis H. Buckley has joined the Board of Trustees of Shimer College, a Great Books school located in Chicago.

Shimer College is a small, independent, four-year liberal arts college with fewer than 150 students located minutes from downtown Chicago. The college is best know for its intellectual atmosphere, small class size, and use of a Great Books curriculum. Its students are taught largely by Socratic method and are expected to develop their capacity for critical thought and interpersonal communication through careful reading and discussion of the classics.

Buckley is the Executive Director of the George Mason Law & Economics Center (, as well as a Foundation Professor of Law. He has taught at George Mason University School of Law since 1989, and before then was a Visiting Olin Fellow of the University of Chicago Law School. He was twice a visiting professor at the Sorbonne (Paris II), and in fall 2007 was a visiting professor at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). His law degrees are from McGill and Harvard.