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)

  • Trump Team Names Five More Potential Supreme Court Justices

    At the Cato blog, Ilya Shapiro explains why this is good news: In today’s Friday afternoon “news dump”—a tactic to either bury bad news or, as here, to get reporters scrambling to cover an important story despite weekend plans—President Trump added the following people to his list…
    Jon Guze, November 18, 2017
  • Maybe There’s Hope for Legal Education After All

    Adam J. MacLeod is an associate professor of law at Faulkner University. A recent piece of his at New Boston Post suggests that the future of legal education may not be a bleak as I had supposed: For several years now my students have been mostly Millennials. Contrary to…
    Jon Guze, November 14, 2017
  • Lucky to Be Here, Cont.

    Section 95-98 of the North Carolina General Statutes forbids collective bargaining by public employees. As I’ve explained in the past, it’s one of the many  reasons I feel lucky to live in North Carolina. A recent New York Times article about the New York City school system provides a…
    Jon Guze, November 13, 2017
  • One More (Slightly Belated) Thought on the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Revolution in Russia

    This one takes the form of a darkly humorous limerick by Robert Conquest, who, in addition to be one of Communism’s earliest and fiercest critics, was also something of a poet: There was an old Marxist called Lenin Who did two or three million men in.
    Jon Guze, November 8, 2017
  • Thoughts on the Future of Higher Education (Inspired by the Protestant Reformation)

    Steve Fuller–an American philosopher who currently teaches at the University of Warwick in England–recently published an article that has ruffled academic feathers on both sides of the Atlantic. As the title states, the purpose of the article is to explain why, in Fuller’s view, “The university must be…
    Jon Guze, November 7, 2017
  • A New Weapon in the War on Free Speech

    In a recent post at Environmental Progress, Michael Shellenberger reports that: Stanford University professor Mark Z. Jacobson has filed a lawsuit, demanding $10 million in damages, against the peer-reviewed scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and a group of eminent scientists (Clack et…
    Jon Guze, November 6, 2017
  • Walter Williams on “The Welfare State’s Legacy”

    That’s the title of a recent blogpost by the GMU economist. As usual, Professor Williams doesn’t mince words: That the problems of today’s black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question.
    Jon Guze, November 5, 2017
  • Frank Buckley on the Papadopoulos Plea Bargain

    Buckley has a lot to say about the deal in a recent piece at American Greatness, including this passage from the end: So what did they get Papadopoulos for? The crime of talking to the feds without a lawyer at his side. They charged him with the…
    Jon Guze, November 2, 2017