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Nelson Lund

Nelson LundNelson Lund is University Professor at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, where he has served as Vice Dean and as co-editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review. A graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, he holds advanced degrees in philosophy from the Catholic University of America (M.A. 1978), and in political science from Harvard University (A.M. 1979; Ph.D. 1981). He received his law degree in 1985 from the University of Chicago, where he was executive editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and chapter president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy.

Professor Lund served as a law clerk for the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1985-1986) and for the Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor of the United States Supreme Court (O.T. 1987). In addition to experience in the United States Department of Justice at the Office of the Solicitor General and at the Office of Legal Counsel, Professor Lund served in the White House as Associate Counsel to the President from 1989 to 1992.

In addition to dozens of articles on the Second Amendment, Professor Lund has written on a variety of subjects including constitutional interpretation; federalism; separation of powers; jurisprudence; federal election law; the Commerce Clause; the Speech or Debate Clause; the Uniformity Clause; employment discrimination and civil rights; the legal regulation of medical ethics; the application of economic analysis to legal institutions and to legal ethics; and political philosophy.