David N. Mayer: The Independent Institute

The Power of Independent Thinking

David N. Mayer
David N. Mayer

David N. Mayer is Professor Emeritus of Law and History at Capital University Law School. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia and J.D. from the University of Michigan. He has also taught at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law; held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University; and was an attorney with the firm of Pierson Semmes and Finley in Washington, D.C.

A former Salvatori Fellow of the Heritage Foundation, Professor Mayer also serves on the board of directors of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (in Columbus, Ohio), is a member of the editorial board of the Cato Supreme Court Review and a member of the fellowships Academic Review Committee for the Institute for Humane Studies.

His books include The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson and Liberty of Contract: Rediscovering a Lost Constitutional Right.