Dr. John C. Eastman

Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service and Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Topics: Free Speech & Election Law • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Religious Liberties • Civil Rights

Dr. John Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service and former Dean at Chapman University's Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1999, specializing in Constitutional Law, Legal History, and Property. He also leads the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the Claremont Institute that he founded in 1999. He has a Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and a B.A. in Politics and Economics from the University of Dallas. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National Organization for Marriage and is Chairman of the Federalist Society's Federalism & Separation of Powers practice group.

Prior to joining the Chapman law faculty, Dr. Eastman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, and to the Honorable J. Michael Luttig, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and practiced law with the national law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. Dr. Eastman has also represented numerous clients in important constitutional law matters and has argued before the Supreme Court. On behalf of the Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, he has participated as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and State Supreme Courts in more than one hundred cases of constitutional significance, including Boy Scouts of America v. DaleZelman v. Simmons-Harris (the school vouchers case), Kelo v. New London, Ct. (eminent domain), and Van Orden v. Perry (the 10 Commandments case). He has also appeared as an expert legal commentator on numerous television and radio programs, including C-SPAN, Fox News, PBS, NewsHour, and The O'Reilly Factor.

2019 National Lawyers Convention

Originalism

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Click to play: Horizontal Federalism: May States Project their Sovereignty Beyond Their Borders?

Horizontal Federalism: May States Project their Sovereignty Beyond Their Borders?

2019 National Lawyers Convention

Please note that this panel will actually begin at 12:00 p.m. The Supreme Court's recent...

Click to play: Panel Two: What are the Limits of Local Control?

Panel Two: What are the Limits of Local Control?

2019 Annual Western Chapters Conference

When is it appropriate for states and cities to contradict or ignore federal law? Do...