Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg to Join Mason Law Faculty

Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg will join the George Mason law faculty as professor of law beginning in July of 2013. Judge Ginsburg, who is currently a professor of law at New York University School of Law, will continue also to serve as senior circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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, 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 past two years he has been on the faculty of New York University.

“It’s an honor and delight to welcome Judge Ginsburg back to George Mason,” said Dean Daniel Polsby. “He is a teacher of long experience and matchless depth who understands his subjects from both practical and theoretical perspectives. Our students could not have a better teacher, and we could not have a better colleague.”

Judge Ginsburg is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to courses in antitrust and other subjects, he will teach and lecture in the programs of the school’s Law & Economics Center.