Thomas B. McAffee

Thomas B. McAffee

Emeritus Professor of Law

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Areas of expertise:

Constitutional Law


Professor McAffee earned his J.D. in 1979 from the University of Utah College of Law, where he served as articles editor of the Utah Law Review. Professor McAffee served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He practiced in the labor department of Gray, Cary, Ames and Frye in San Diego, California. From 1982 to 1998, he taught at Southern Illinois University School of Law in the areas of constitutional law, American legal history, statutory interpretation, first amendment rights, administrative law, criminal procedure, jurisprudence, legal argumentation, and legal writing and reasoning. He has published numerous articles in law journals including the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Columbia Law Review, Brigham Young University Law Review, and Temple Law Review and was awarded the Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship in 1997. His book, Inherent Rights, the Written Constitution, and Popular Sovereignty: The Founders’ Understanding, was published in 2000. Professor McAffee advises the Nevada Law Journal and teaches American Legal History, First Amendment Rights, and Constitutional Law.

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