Robert P. George

McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director
James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions
Office Phone
244 Corwin Hall

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is also a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. He previously served as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and as a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. Professor George is author of Making Men Moral:  Civil Liberties and Public Morality (OUP 1993), In Defense of Natural Law (OUP 1999), and The Clash of Orthodoxies (ISI 2001), among other books. His articles and review essays have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Review of Politics, the Review of Metaphysics, and the American Journal of Jurisprudence. He has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Review, and the Times Literary Supplement.  A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, Professor George earned a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University.   He holds honorary degrees in law, ethics, civil law, letters, science, and humane letters, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.