Associate Professor of Law
BA, 1987, St. John’s University; MA, 1991, University of Wisconsin – Madison; JD, 2000, University of Minnesota School of Law
Room 401 | Phone: 501-916-5439 | Email
Assistant: Destiny Jones | Room 407 | Phone: 501-916-5428 | Email
George Mader teaches Constitutional History, Legislation, Research Writing & Analysis, and Conflicts of Law. His scholarship centers on constitutional and statutory interpretation, focusing on questions that bring the wording and structure of text together with history. He is particularly interested in separation of powers issues, the theory and limits constitutional amendment, and legislative entrenchment. His teaching is dedicated to helping students develop creative and convincing legal arguments through clarity of both thought and communication, and then combining that clarity of expression with engaging style and rhetorical punch.
Professor Mader majored in mathematics and physics as an undergraduate at St. John’s University in Minnesota, then attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he received an M.A. in mathematics. He was a tenured undergraduate mathematics professor before attending law school.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Law, where he was a Trogner Scholar, Professor Mader clerked for Justices Alan Page and Joan Ericksen of the Minnesota Supreme Court, then for Judge Myron Bright of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He previously taught at the University of Illinois College of Law and the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. He was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan School of Law in 2015.
Professor Mader grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota and still insists on referring to that state as “God’s country.” He is a runner, sometime baseball player and lifetime baseball fan.