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)

  • Bad News for Patent Trolls

      This morning, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group. Walter Olson calls it “a landmark win for defendants in patent litigation” and adds:  A unanimous Court (8-0, Thomas writing, Gorsuch not participating) rejected the broad reading of a venue statute…
    Jon Guze, May 23, 2017
  • Sinking to New Lows

    From a report in the LA Times about Monday’s terrorist boming in Manchester in the UK: Ironically, the bomb appeared to have been detonated just around the corner from where the Irish Republican Army unleashed its biggest-ever bomb on the British mainland in 1996. Then, people were given 90…
    Jon Guze, May 23, 2017
  • “The state Senate took a chain saw to the University of North Carolina law school this month.”

    That’s the headline of an article in which the News and Observer chastises the NC Senate’s threat to cut funding to UNC Law School: The official explanation from the Republican-controlled Senate is that we have too many lawyers in North Carolina. But not even the teenaged pages in the…
    Jon Guze, May 22, 2017
  • Raise the Age

    In 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is 17. That leaves North Carolina as the only state that still treats all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for criminal justice…
    Jon Guze, May 16, 2017
  • Duke Divinity Professor Resigns over “Racial Equity” Training Demand

    The News and Observer reports that: A divinity professor at Duke University has apparently resigned following disciplinary actions against him, after he questioned the value of diversity training at the school. … A string of emails, first published by The…
    Jon Guze, May 12, 2017
  • Further Thoughts on HB 467

    In a previous post I discussed HB 467, a bill that would limit nuisance damages in claims against agricultural and forestry operations. One of my complaints was the fact that the proposed limits would apply to pending litigation. Since then, the bill has been changed so that it only applies…
    Jon Guze, April 26, 2017
  • “If the Civil Rights Center is closed, the law school will face serious accreditation problems in the months ahead.”

    So says Gene Nichol in an oped piece in the N&O: When I came to Carolina to become dean in 1999, one of my principal goals, ratified by the faculty and Chancellor Michael Hooker, was to establish a civil rights center. It would link powerfully to the…
    Jon Guze, April 25, 2017
  • Women’s Rights Are in the Best of Hands

    According to a recent report: The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia, “the world’s most misogynistic regime,” to a 2018-2022 term on its Commission on the Status of Women, the U.N. agency “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality…
    Jon Guze, April 25, 2017