Tom Campbell, Chapman Law professor

Chapman University Fowler Law Professor Named as Potential Supreme Court Pick for Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday listed Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Professor Tom Campbell as a top pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States, along with George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley. The selections were announced in a C-SPAN interview with Johnson on October 11.

Professor Campbell, who served as dean of Chapman’s Fowler School of Law from 2011 to 2016, is a former Republican Congressman and California State Senator. He was a member of Congress from 1989 to 1993 and 1995 to 2001, and a member of the California State Senate from 1993 to 1995. He also served as director of the California Department of Finance from 2004 to 2005.

Professor Campbell has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He was a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Byron White, and to United States Court of Appeals Judge George E. MacKinnon; a White House Fellow; executive assistant to the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice; and director of the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission.

Professor Campbell directs the law school’s Business Law Emphasis program, which provides students with knowledge and skills in matters involving companies and trade associations. Professor Campbell teaches courses in Antitrust, and Legislation and Separation of Powers.

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