Board of Academic Advisors

Jonathan H. Adler is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental, administrative, and constitutional law. Professor Adler is the author or editor of four books and over a dozen book chapters. His articles have appeared in publications ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review and Supreme Court Economic Review to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. In 2007, the Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association awarded Professor Adler its annual “Distinguished Teacher Award.”

Robert A. Anthony (1931-2011) was a George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law Emeritus at George Mason University School of Law. Professor Anthony was one of the foremost experts on administrative law, and especially on agency rulemaking, policymaking, and guidance practices. He headed two federal agencies, including serving from 1974 to 1979 as the Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States. His articles on administrative law have been cited often by the courts, including the Supreme Court.

Enrique Armijo is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Elon University School of Law and an Affiliate Fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project. He teaches and researches in the areas of the First Amendment, constitutional law, torts, administrative law, media and Internet law, and international freedom of expression. His current scholarship addresses the interaction between new technologies and free speech. Professor Armijo’s scholarly works have been published in several journals. Prior to joining the faculty at Elon Law School, he practiced with Covington & Burling LLP.

Theodore R. Bolema is Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth in the Department of Economics at Wichita State University. He most recently was a Senior Fellow with the Free State Foundation. He previously served as Director for Policy Research Editing at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Previously, Dr. Bolema was a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He taught at Central Michigan University and George Mason University School of Law. He has been cited on regulatory law and economics topics in numerous publications including The Washington PostThe Washington TimesChicago TribuneThe Detroit NewsPoliticoThe Hill, and the Los Angeles Business Journal

Donald J. Boudreaux is Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair at the Mercatus Center. From 2001-2009, Professor Boudreaux was the Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University. Professor Boudreaux was President of the Foundation for Economic Education from 1997-2001. He has lectured in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe on a wide variety of topics, including the nature of law, antitrust law and economics, and international trade. He is the author of Globalization and The Essential Hayek. He is published in numerous prominent publications and scholarly journals. With Russ Roberts, he has a blog entitled Café Hayek.

Tim Brennan is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future. He has served as a staff economist at the Antitrust Division, senior economist for industrial organization and regulation with the Council of Economic Advisers. In 2006 he held the T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics at the Canadian Competition Bureau and in 2014 served as chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission. He has authored numerous publications on antitrust, regulatory economics, energy policy, and telecommunications.

Michelle P. Connolly is Professor of the Practice within the Economics Department at Duke University. Professor Connolly served as Chief Economist for the Federal Communications Commission first in 2006-2007 and again in 2008-2009. She was the Economics Director of the Duke in New York: Financial Markets and Institutions Program for 20007-2009, and has also served as Director of EcoTeach and Economist for the International Research Function for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Professor Connolly’s research and policy interests include media, broadband, the universal service fund, and spectrum allocation. Her articles and papers have appeared in numerous journals.

Robert W. Crandall is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution, as well as at the Technology Policy Institute. He specializes in industrial organization, antitrust policy, and the economics of government regulation. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles on communication policy and regulatory reform. He has taught economics at Northwestern University, MIT, the University of Maryland, and other educational institutions. Prior to joining Brookings, Mr. Crandall served as acting director, deputy director, and assistant director of the Council on Wage and Price Stability.

Diane M. Disney is Chancellor and Professor of Management at Pennsylvania State University’s School of Graduate Professional Studies. She formerly was Dean of Commonwealth College. Chancellor Disney served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Civilian Personnel Policy) from 1994 to 2001, where she oversaw the development and implementation of policies for managing DoD’s workforce. She also was Director of the University of Rhode Island’s Research Center in Business and Economics. Dr. Disney has written and testified widely on workforce development, human resource management, and defense issues, and has served on several international commissions. 

John Duffy is Armistead M. Dobie Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School. Previously, he served as Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School.  Professor Duffy teaches torts, administrative law, patent law and international intellectual property law. In the field of intellectual property, Professor Duffy has been identified as one of the 25 most-influential people in the nation by The American Lawyer. He is the co-author of a casebook on patent law. Professor Duffy clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  

Richard A. Epstein is the Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, and he has also been the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Professor Epstein, one of the nation’s most influential public law scholars, has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985. He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles covering a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects. 

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law. His work builds on his background in law, technology, and economics to consider the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries. Professor Hurwitz has a particular expertise in telecommunications law and technology. He previously was the inaugural Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC).

Alfred E. Kahn (1917 – 2010) is the Robert Julius Thorne Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Cornell University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 1977 through 1978, he served as Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board, and he also served as an advisor to President Jimmy Carter on inflation. Professor Kahn is a former Chairman of the New York Public Service Commission. He is the author of the leading text, The Economics of Regulation: Principles and Institutions, among many other books and articles. 

Stan J. Liebowitz is Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Dallas and Director of the School of Management’s Center for the Analysis of Property Rights and Innovation. Professor Liebowitz is currently president of the Society for Economic Analysis of Copyright Issues. His major areas of research interest include intellectual property, network effects, tie-ins, bundling, and mortgage discrimination issues, and he has written widely in these areas.

Daniel Lyons is Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. His major areas of research include telecommunications and cyberlaw, administrative law, and property. Professor Lyons clerked for Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and he has participated in rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and several state regulatory agencies. He has written on a wide range of topics, including technology convergence, net neutrality, and cable regulation.

Bruce M. Owen is the Gordon Cain Senior Fellow at SIEPR. He is the Morris M. Doyle Professor in Public Policy and director of the Public Policy Program and also a professor, by courtesy, of economics. Professor Owen’s research is in the areas of competition and regulation policy, law and economics, and mass media. He served as the chief economist of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and, earlier, of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy. Professor Owen is the author or co-author of numerous articles and eight books.

Richard J. Pierce, Jr., is the Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Professor Pierce is the most frequently cited scholar in the country in the field of administrative law and government regulation. He is a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and is the author or co-author of Administrative Law Treatise (5th ed. 2010) and Administrative Law & Process (5th ed. 2009), as well as numerous other books and more than 120 articles on government regulation, regulatory economics, and the effects of various forms of government intervention on the performance of markets.

Joseph Postell is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where he is also Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual. He is the author of Bureaucracy in America: The Administrative State’s Challenge to Constitutional Government. His writing has appeared in a variety of scholarly and popular outlets, including The Washington TimesNational Review, the Claremont Review of Books, and the Library of Law and Liberty.

James E. Prieger is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. He is an economist specializing in regulatory economics, industrial organization, and applied econometrics. He has written for scholarly journals on the impact of telecommunications regulation on innovation, broadband deployment, and the digital divide. His recent work includes studies of competition in the California market for broadband Internet access and how regulation affects investment in business broadband services in rural areas. Professor Prieger served as a Senior Economist with the Federal Communications Commission.

Glen O. Robinson is Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia. He served as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission from 1974-1976. Professor Robinson has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department on communications matters, and in 1979 was Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the World Administrative Radio Conference in Geneva. Professor Robinson has taught and written extensively in a number of fields, including administrative law, antitrust, communications, and cyberlaw.

James B. Speta is Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. He teaches in the Law School and in the Joint Program in Law and Business operated by the Law School and the Kellogg School. His research interests include telecommunications and Internet policy, antitrust, administrative law, and market organization. Professor Speta clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and, before joining the Northwestern University faculty, practiced appellate, telecommunications, and antitrust law.

William Van Alstyne (1934-2019) is Lee Professor of Law at the Marshall-Wythe Law School at the College of William and Mary. For many years, Professor Van Alstyne has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on constitutional law and First Amendment law. He is the author of a leading text on First Amendment law and many scholarly articles on various aspects of constitutional law. Professor Van Alstyne frequently has been invited to testify at congressional hearings on constitutional law topics.

Eugene Volokh is Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at UCLA Law School where he teaches, among other subjects, constitutional law and criminal law. He is also a nationally recognized expert on cyberspace law. Professor Volokh is the author of a leading First Amendment text and numerous law review articles. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in math-computer science at age fifteen, worked for twelve years as a computer programmer, and clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Christopher J. Walker is a law professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where his research focuses on administrative law, regulation, and law and policy at the agency level. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Walker clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and worked on the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice. His publications have appeared in the Michigan Law ReviewStanford Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. Outside the law school, he serves as one of forty Public Members of the Administrative Conference of the United States and on the Governing Council for the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He blogs regularly at the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Dennis L. Weisman is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Kansas State University. Professor Weisman is on the editorial board for the Review of Network Economics, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, and Information Economics and Policy. His primary research interests are in strategic behavior and government regulation, and he is the author of numerous publications in these fields. Professor Weisman’s work has been cited by the Supreme Court.

Joshua D. Wright is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. He also is the Executive Director of GMU’s Global Antitrust Institute and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. From 2013 to 2015, Professor Wright served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. He previously served the Commission in the Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence from 2007 to 2008. He rejoined George Mason University School of Law as a full-time member of the faculty in Fall 2015. Professor Wright is a leading scholar in the antitrust, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection fields.