The Blackstone & Burke Center

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The Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty at Faulkner University

Mission Statement

The Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty promotes the principles of the common-law tradition and American constitutionalism. It coordinates educational programs, research initiatives, legal clinics, and judicial conferences that examine the norms and nurture the institutions of ordered liberty.

About Us

The Blackstone & Burke Center for Law & Liberty examines and promotes ordered liberty in the common-law tradition, including religious freedom, freedom of association, freedom of speech, and economic freedom.  Because these freedoms have flourished under the common law and are secured by proper constitutional restraints, the Blackstone & Burke Center explores essential elements of common-law practice and jurisprudence within the framework of American constitutionalism, federalism, and private law.  The Blackstone & Burke Center is dedicated to the propositions that law is not merely sovereign command but rather that the first duty of legislative, executive, and judicial officials is to declare what the law already is.  Therefore, the Blackstone & Burke Center generates research on natural rights, natural law, custom, conscience, and freedom of expression, in addition to the institutions, norms, and processes of private ordering that characterize the common law tradition.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

THE HON. ANDREW NAPOLITANO

Senior Legal Analyst, Fox News

DR. ROBERT P. GEORGE

McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence, Princeton University

DR. JAMES R. STONER

Hermann Moyse Jr. Professor and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies, Louisiana State University

PROFESSOR FRANCIS “FRANK” H. BUCKLEY

George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

DR. DON DEVINE

Former Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for the Reagan Administration and Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies

DR. INGRID GREGG

Past President and Trustee of the Earhart Foundation, Trustee of the Foundation for Economic Education, Academic Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Economic Affairs (U.K.), Trustee of the Philadelphia Society, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and Trustee of the Harry S. Truman Foundation

DR. DANIEL MARK

Vice Chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Villanova University

BOARD OF JURISTS

THE HON. EDITH JONES

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

THE HON. THOMAS “TOM” PARKER

Supreme Court of the State of Alabama

THE HON. JOEL FREDRICK DUBINA

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

THE HON. FRANK H. MCFADDEN

Retired, United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (Chief Judge 1973-82)

THE HON. DEBORAH L. COOK

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Click here to read: The Atlas Network profiled the Blackstone & Burke Center here on March 5, 2017.

 

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