John Taylor, a professor at West Virginia University’s College of Law, is available to speak on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Taylor’s current research deals with the intersections between the First Amendment and Education Law. He teaches Religion and the Constitution, Torts, Education Law, Criminal Procedure, Jurisprudence, and Professional Responsibility. In 2007, he co-organized a conference on “The Religion Clauses in the 21st Century” with colleagues from the University of North Carolina and William and Mary College.

Before joining the faculty at WVU, Taylor clerked for the Honorable M. Blane Michael on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. He holds J.D. and A.B. degrees from the University of North Carolina and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Religious Studies from Stanford University.

His doctoral dissertation was a comparative study of Kant’s and Aquinas’s accounts of emotion and virtuous action.

Taylor is currently visiting at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He can be reached at 304-276-9532 or 919-843-9194.


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