Randy Barnett – Energy Alternatives/Enhancements: Wind, Fuel & Lubrication Technologies.

Air Date: 10/21/2009


After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, Professor Barnett tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County States’ Attorney’s Office in Chicago. In 2004 he argued the medical cannabis case of Gonzales v. Raich in the U.S Supreme Court and, in 2006, he returned to the Ninth Circuit to argue the case on remand. Since entering teaching, he has taught constitutional law, contracts, cyberlaw, torts, criminal law, evidence, agency and partnership, and jurisprudence.

Professor Barnett has published more than eighty articles and reviews, as well as seven books, including Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (Princeton, 2004), Contracts Cases and Doctrine (Aspen, 3rd ed. 2003) and Perspectives on Contract Law (Aspen, 3rd ed. 2005). His book The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (Oxford, 1998) has been translated into Japanese.

Professor Barnett has been a visiting professor at Northwestern University and Harvard Law School. He delivered the Kobe 2000 Lectures in Jurisprudence at the University of Tokyo and Doshisha University in Kyoto. He has also lectured on contract law theory at Waseda University (Tokyo) and on criminal justice theory at Kansai University (Osaka). He appears frequently on radio and television programs such as The CBS Evening News, The News Hour (PBS), Talk of the Nation (NPR), Hannity & Colmes (FOX) and The Ricki Lake Show.

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