A.B.; J.D., Syracuse University
Carl T. Bogus, who is visiting GW Law for the Fall 2012 semester, is a Professor of Law at the Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, where he has taught since 1996. Professor Bogus routinely teaches Torts and Products Liability. His many writings on those topics includes Why Lawsuits Are Good for America: Disciplined Democracy, Big Business and the Common Law (NYU Press).
Professor Bogus has written widely about gun control policy and politics, and the Second Amendment. He has testified before Congress, and spoken about and debated those topics at law schools, colleges, and other venues across the country. He advanced the theory that, in significant part, James Madison wrote the Second Amendment to assure his constituents in Virginia, and the South as a whole, that Congress could not indirectly subvert the slave system by disarming the militia, on which the southern states relied for slave control. Professor Bogus is editor of The Second Amendment in Law and History (The New Press).
Professor Bogus is also interested in political ideology, including how it affects law and public policy. He is the author, most recently, of Buckley: William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism (Bloomsbury Press).
In addition to books and law reviews, Professor Bogus’ writings appear in opinion journals and newspapers, including The Nation, American Prospect, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, and the Providence Journal. He has previously held visiting positions at Rutgers-Camden and Drexel University law schools. Before becoming a law teacher, Professor Bogus practiced law for eighteen years in Philadelphia; he was a partner in a major firm and concentrated in complex civil litigation.
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