Last updated on: 5/20/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

F. H. Buckley, LLM Biography

Title:
Foundation Professor at George Mason University’s Scalia School of Law
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“The argument for giving felons voting rights when they have been released from prison is different. Released prisoners have paid their penalty, it’s said. Let them have a fresh start. But if someone is still in jail he hasn’t paid his penalty. He is still paying it.”

F.H. Buckley, “What Democrats Have Forgotten about Citizenship,” nypost.com, Apr. 24, 2019

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Foundation Professor, Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University, 1989-present
  • Associate Dean and Executive Director, George Mason Law & Economics Center, 1999-2010
  • Visiting Professor, Fondation nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po), 2006
  • Visiting Professor, Sorbonne (Paris II), 1999-2001
  • Visiting Olin Fellow, University of Chicago Law School, 1988-1989
  • Associate Professor, McGill University, 1984-1989
  • Assistant Professor, McGill University, 1977-1982
  • Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, 1976-1977
  • Associate, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, 1982-1984
  • Articling Student, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, 1975-1976
Education:
  • LLM, Harvard University, 1975
  • LLB, McGill University, 1974
  • BA, McGill University, 1969
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @fbuckley
  • Holds American and Canadian citizenships
Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?