Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg joined the George Mason law faculty as Professor of Law beginning in July 2013 while continuing also to serve as senior circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 

Judge Ginsburg is a leading authority on competition law and policy, administrative law, and law and economics. In his distinguished career, he has been a professor of law at Harvard University (1975-1983); held a number of posts in the executive branch of federal government (1983-1986), including assistant attorney general for antitrust in the U.S. Department of Justice; and was then appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, serving as chief judge from 2001 to 2008.

Judge Ginsburg taught as an adjunct professor at George Mason over a number of years, as well as having appointments as a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School and a visiting professor at University College London, Faculty of Laws. For the two years prior to to joining the Mason Law faculty, Judge Ginsburg was on the faculty of New York University.

Judge Ginsburg holds a B.S. from Cornell University (1970) and a J.D. from the University of Chicago (1973), where he was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review. He clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Carl McGowan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

In addition to teaching law school classes Antitrust and Readings in Legal Thought, Judge Ginsburg will teach and lecture in the programs of the school’s Law & Economics Center.

  • B.S., Cornell University
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School

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Publications and Multimedia
Copyright Revision - Event Video
2014 National Lawyers Convention
November 14, 2014
Intellectual Property, Free Markets and Competition Policy - Event Audio/Video
2013 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2013
Is the Patent System Working or Broken? A Discussion with Four Distinguished Federal Judges - Event Audio/Video
Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University School of Law
May 14, 2013
The Evolution of Competition Policy - Event Audio/Video
The Future of Business Law in Mexico
October 20, 2011
9th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention
November 13, 2009
Government Control v. the Free Market - Event Audio/Video
2008 National Lawyers Convention
November 21, 2008
Competition Law and the Free Market- The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself - Event Video
A Conference Discussing the Contributions of Judge Robert H. Bork
June 26, 2007
Mass Fraud in Mass Torts? - Event Audio
Litigation Practice Group and Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Group
October 12, 2006
Judicial Decisionmaking: The Case of Life, Liberty & Property in the Modern Technological Age - Transcript
2001 National Lawyers Convention - "Judicial Decisionmaking"
November 15, 2001