David N. Mayer
DAVID N. MAYER is Professor Emeritus of Law at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he
has taught courses in American constitutional history, English and American legal history, and intellectual property (copyright and unfair trade practices law), as well as a seminar in Libertarianism and the Law. Before teaching at Capital, Professor Mayer taught at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois; held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia; and was an attorney with the firm of Pierson Semmes and Finley in Washington, D.C. He has received degrees from the University of Virginia (Ph.D. in History, 1988, and M.A. in History, 1982) and the University of Michigan (J.D. in 1980 and A.B. in 1977). He has written The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994, paperback 1995) [Amazon.com
link ], Liberty of Contract: Rediscovering a Lost Constitutional Right
(Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 2011) [link
to publisher's website], and several articles in law reviews, history and political science journals.