Jon Guze

Director of Legal Studies
Jon Guze is the Director of Legal Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

Before joining the John Locke Foundation, Jon practiced law in Durham, North Carolina for over twenty years. He received a J.D., with honors, from Duke Law School in 1994 and an A.B. in history from Harvard College in 1972. In between, he studied architecture and, as a Vice President at HOK, Inc., he managed numerous large architectural and engineering projects across the US and in the UK.

Jon lives in Durham, NC with his wife of forty years. He has four children and three grandchildren.

Posts by Jon Guze (page 1)

  • A Victory for Wilmington Property Owners

    The Institute for Justice recently announced: IJ clients David and Peg Schroeder are lifelong members of the Wilmington community. After retiring to the mountains, they bought a townhome in Wilmington to preserve their ties to family and friends. Being sure to purchase where vacation rentals were…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2021
  • A Topical Discussion of the Right to Bear Arms

    The Liberty and Law Center at Antonin Scalia Law School is publishing a series of articles dealing with “the Second Amendment and civil unrest.” Although the series was originally inspired by the hundreds of violent protests that occurred across the country last summer, the dramatic events that occured last…
    Jon Guze, January 12, 2021
  • Vaccine Rollout in North Carolina Is Off to a Slow Start

    According to a recent Bloomberg report, North Carolina is one of only 6 states that have vaccinated less than 1% of of the population. And it’s not because North Carolina hasn’t received enough of the vaccine. Nationally, only about 30% of the doses that have been distributed to…
    Jon Guze, January 5, 2021
  • Start the New Year on a Positive Note

    By celebrating two-hundred years of progress. The spread of classical liberal institutions like limited, constitutional government, representative democracy, private property, and rule of law dramatically improved the lives of billions. Don’t let anyone tell you, “Liberalism has failed.” Liberalism (in the classical sense) has been a stunning success! (H/T,…
    Jon Guze, January 1, 2021
  • UNCW Faculty Senate Censures Chancellor for Being Insufficiently PC

    Inside Higher Education reports: The Faculty Senate at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington last week voted to censure campus chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, 51 to 20, following months of tension. The censure motion says Sartarelli “initially refused to support a global social movement…
    Jon Guze, December 19, 2020
  • More Zoning = Less Housing

    Not exactly a big surprise, but it’s nice to have corroboration in the form of a comprehensive, statistically rigorous study. The paper, “Land Use Regulations and Housing Development,” by Brendan Shanks, ought to be required reading for everyone involved in land use planning and zoning. Here’s the Abstract:…
    Jon Guze, December 16, 2020
  • Matt Ridley Nails It, As Usual

    In a recent tweet, the English science journalist and member of the House of Lords says, “We’ve seen too many ill-thought-out, top-down command and control measures to minimise all risks, ignoring human needs and nature … backed up by accusations of callousness against any who disagree.”…
    Jon Guze, December 14, 2020
  • An Eloquent Anti-Lockdown Rant

    By Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek. You should read the whole thing, but here’s an excerpt: I call for resistance. Serious resistance. Strong resistance. Meaningful resistance. Tell the governors, the mayors, the health officials, the cops, all to go to hell and to remain there until they…
    Jon Guze, December 3, 2020