The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University employs 120 full-time and adjunct faculty members drawn from some of the top law firms and legal institutions in the nation. Our professors have worked in the White House, argued before the Supreme Court, and served as ambassadors to our most important allies and trading partners. The faculty is ranked 19th in the nation for scholarly impact according to a 2018 study by Sisk et al. and is also among the most downloaded on the Social Science Research Network, ranking 18th all time (August 2018 SSRN Top U.S. Law Schools).
Interested in one day delivering oral arguments before the Supreme Court? Why not learn from an actual Supreme Court practitioner?
Want to work in policy? Why not study under a former Chief Economist and Senior Counsel to the House Committee on Financial Services?
Hoping to clerk for a federal judge? Who better to learn from than a Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit?
Faculty Snapshots – Meet Some of Our Faculty!
Professor Ross Davies teaches administrative law, contracts, legal history, and torts. He is editor-in-chief of the Green Bag—a nationally celebrated journal of “short, readable, useful and sometimes entertaining legal scholarship.” Professor Davies is also known as the creator of the Supreme Court bobblehead series. Before joining Scalia Law, Professor Davies practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Shea & Gardner (now Goodwin Procter). He clerked for the Hon. Diane P. Wood for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Professor Adam Mossoff is Co-Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, which he co-founded in 2012. His scholarship on patent law, trade secrets, and internet law is widely-cited, and his article on the Sewing Machine War of the 1850s has become an important part of the public policy debates concerning today’s “smart phone war.” Professor Mossoff has testified before the U.S. Senate, and has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings, professional association conferences, and academic conferences, as well as at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Smithsonian Institution. He has published in many law journals, including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and the Boston University Law Review.
Professor Alvaré teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She received her law degree from Cornell University School of Law and her master’s degree in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America. She is a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity (Vatican City), an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Washington, D.C.), founder of WomenSpeakforThemselves.com, and an ABC news consultant. She cooperates with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations as a speaker and a delegate to various United Nations conferences concerning women and the family. Prior to joining the faculty of George Mason, Professor Alvaré taught at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America; represented the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops before legislative bodies, academic audiences and the media; and was a litigation attorney for the Philadelphia law firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young.
Professor Todd Zywicki is the Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center, Senior Scholar of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and Senior Fellow at the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post’s “Volokh Conspiracy” law blog, and has published more than 70 articles in leading law reviews and peer-reviewed economics journals. Professor Zywicki regularly testifies before Congress on issues of consumer bankruptcy law and consumer credit and is a frequent commentator on legal issues in the print and broadcast media – including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Forbes, Nightline, National Review, NBC Nightly News, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Fox and Friends, Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg News, BBC, ABC Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, Lou Dobbs Radio Show, Neil Caputo Show, and The Laura Ingraham Show.