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Barry P. McDonald, J.D.
Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1988, cum laude
- B.B.A., Loyola University of Chicago, 1981
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Professor McDonald teaches courses in constitutional law, First Amendment law, comparative constitutional law and copyright law. He is a recognized expert on constitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court, and frequently is interviewed or writes in such major
media outlets as The CBS Evening News, Fox News, National Public Radio and The Los Angeles Times. He is also a recognized scholar in the area of constitutional law, and particularly First Amendment law. Since joining the Pepperdine faculty in 2000, he has published several articles on the law governing freedom of expression and religion in such prominent journals as the Emory Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal and Washington & Lee Law Review. His current projects include a new constitutional law textbook to be published by West Publishing Co.
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ArticlesBarry P. McDonald, Regulating Student Cyberspeech, 77 MO. L. REV. 727 (2013) SSRN Barry P. McDonald, Censorship and the Media: A Foreward, 25 NOTRE DAME J.L. ETHICS & PUB.POL'Y 1 (2011) HeinOnlineBarry P. McDonald, The Supremes: Conservative Consolidation, CAL. LAW., Sept. 2011; L.A. DAILY J., Sept. 1, 2011 Barry P. McDonald, A Reluctant Apology for Plessy: A Response to Akil Amar, 39 PEPP. L. REV. 91 (2011) (symposium) HeinOnlineBarry P. McDonald, Listen to the Terminator, L.A. Times, Nov. 17, 2010 Barry P. McDonald, Putting Congress Between a Rock and a Hard Place, L.A. DAILY J., Apr. 30, 2010 Barry P. McDonald, The Supremes: Selective Minimalism, CAL. LAW., Sept. 2010; L.A. DAILY J., Sept. 1, 2010 Barry P. McDonald, Commentary: Why the First Amendment Does Not Bar the Tort Actions in the Funeral Protest Case, NAT'L L.J., Nov. 2, 2010 Barry P. McDonald, Counseling Terrorists, L.A. DAILY J., July 2, 2010 Barry P. McDonald, The Emerging Oversimplifications of the Government Speech Doctrine: From Substantive Content to a "Jurisprudence of Labels", 2010 BYU L. REV. 2071 (2010) SSRN HeinOnlineBarry P. McDonald, Getting Beyond Religion as Science: "Unstifling" Worldview Formation in American Public Education, 66 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 587 (2009) SSRN HeinOnlineBarry P. McDonald, Free Speech and Press in the Modern Age: Can 20th Century Theory Bear the Weight of 21st Century Demands?: Introduction, 36 PEPP. L. REV. i (2009) HeinOnlineBarry P. McDonald, Campaign Finance Regulation and the Marketplace of Emotions, 36 PEPP. L. REV. 395 (2009) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnlineBarry P. McDonald, Obscenity and Free Speech: Debate with John Stagliano, L.A. Times, June 30, July 1-3, 2008 Barry P. McDonald, If Obscenity Were to Discriminate, 103 NW. U.L. REV. COLLOQUY 72 (2008); 103 NW. U. L. REV. 475 (2009) SSRN HeinOnlineBarry P. McDonald, Speech and Distrust: Rethinking the Content Approach to Protecting the Freedom of Expression, 81 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 1347 (2006) SSRN HeinOnlineBarry P. McDonald, Government Regulation or Other "Abridgements" of Scientific Research: The Proper Scope of Judicial Review Under the First Amendment, 54 EMORY L.J. 979 (2005) SSRN HeinOnlineBarry P. McDonald, The First Amendment and the Free Flow of Information: Towards a Realistic Right to Gather Information in the Information Age, 65 OHIO ST. L.J. 249 (2004) SSRN HeinOnline