A Marine’s Honor: The Supreme Court from Snyder to Alvarez
Michael Krauss, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Author of Fire and Smoke: Government, Lawsuits, and the Rule of Law (Independent Institute); and Principles of Products Liability (West)
Professor Krauss will discuss whether a simplistic understanding of the First Amendment is leading the court to deny protection to military honor. He will examine two recent Supreme Court cases, explaining why both are (for very different reasons) incorrectly decided.
Michael I. Krauss is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where he has been teaching since 1987. In 1994, the first year the prize was created, he became the law school's only recipient of George Mason University's "Teacher of the Year" award for his engaging and challenging approach in the classroom. He has also taught at the law schools of Seattle University, the University of Toronto, the Université de Sherbrooke, Paris II - Panthéon, and the University of Haifa. He teaches Torts, Products Liability, Legal Ethics and Jurisprudence. Hired as a law clerk by Justice Louis-Philippe Pigeon of Canada's Supreme Court, Professor Krauss practiced law in Quebec City before entering academia. He served for five years on Québec's Human Rights Commission. A Salvatori Fellow of the Heritage Foundation and a James Madison Program Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in Spring 2010, Professor Krauss sits on the boards of several think tanks. His research on torts and ethics has resulted in four books and many dozens of scholarly articles. Most recently, he is the author of Products Liability: a Concise Hornbook (West, 2011). He earned his B.A. cum laude from Carleton University, his LL.B. summa cum laude from the Université de Sherbrooke, and his LL.M. from Yale Law School, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. He and his wife Cynthia have two children, Joshua (1st Lt., USMC) and Rebecca (2011-12 clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia).