John O. McGinnis is the George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He holds an MA degree from Balliol College, Oxford, in philosophy and theology. Professor McGinnis clerked on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. From 1987 to 1991, he was deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. He is the author two books, “Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Government Through Technology” (Princeton 2013) and “Originalism and the Good Constitution” (Harvard 2013) (with M. Rappaport). Additionally, Professor McGinnis has been listed by the United States on the roster of panelists who may be called upon to decide World Trade Organization Disputes.
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