Paul F. Zimmerman

Paul F. Zimmerman

Policy Counsel, Defense of Freedom Institute

Paul Zimmerman is Policy Counsel for the Defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies (DFI), where he leads its Teacher Union Accountability Project and assists with its federal agency transparency and oversight efforts.

Paul was the Deputy Director of International Affairs at the Federalist Society and Director of the Society's Global Governance Watch® website. Paul was responsible for promoting the Federalist Society's principles among lawyers, judges, law students, law faculty members, and civil society groups in Western Europe. He organized and managed Federalist Society partnerships in London, Paris, and Munich. He also organized and participated in high-level conferences in Central and Eastern Europe for members of the Federalist Society's European Judicial Network. As Director of the Global Governance Watch® website, Paul researched and aggregated news and commentary related to the global governance movement and its impacts on national sovereignty and constitutional principles. As part of his firsthand reporting in this role, he observed meetings of the UN Human Rights Council, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and European Union institutions and agencies. Paul began his work at the Federalist Society in 2009 as its Director of Publications, in which position he served as sole editor of the Society's law journal Engage (now the Federalist Society Review) and managed the publication of various legal white papers on a range of subjects relating to the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. He received his A.B. in Political Science from Duke University in 2006 and his J.D. (cum laude) from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009. He is a member of the Maryland Bar.


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