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Andrew Napolitano

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law
B.A., Princeton University
J.D., Notre Dame Law School


Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey.  He sat on the bench from 1987 to 1995, when he presided over more than 150 jury trials and thousands of motions, sentencings, and hearings.  Judge Napolitano taught constitutional law and jurisprudence at Delaware Law School for two years and at Seton Hall Law School for 11 years. He was often chosen by the students as their most outstanding professor. He returned to private practice in 1995, and began television work in the same year.

As Fox News’ Senior Judicial Analyst since 1998, Judge Napolitano broadcasts nationwide daily on the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network. He is nationally known for watching and reporting on the government as it interferes with personal liberty, private property, and economic opportunity.

Judge Napolitano lectures nationally on the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, civil liberties in wartime, and human freedom.  He has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. His weekly newspaper column is hosted by The Washington Times and dozens of Internet venues, and is seen by millions every week.

The Judge is also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches courses on the Constitution, and Distinguished Scholar in Law and Jurisprudence at the Mises Institute at Auburn University, where he teaches constitutional law to future economists.

The Judge is the author of nine books on the U.S. Constitution, two of which have been New York Times Best Sellers. His most recent book, Suicide Pact: The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty presents a history of presidential law-breaking and argues that the Congress and the courts have permitted the post 9/11 presidents to behave like princes rather than public servants and thereby assault our freedoms.

Judge Napolitano is a nationally-recognized champion of personal freedom.