Bruce Frohnen

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Bruce Frohnen
Professor of Law
Tilton Hall of Law 187
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
The history and development of human rights and constitutionalism
Employee degree:

BA, Cal State Univ Sacramento

MA, Cornell University

MA, University of California Davis

PHD, Cornell University

JD, Emory University


Bruce Frohnen joined the ONU faculty in 2008. Previously, he served as legislative aide to a United States senator, visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and secretary and director of program at the Earhart Foundation. He publishes extensively in the areas of public law and constitutionalism. His co-edited volume, American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia was the subject of a front-page article in The New York Times. He has published over 100 articles, essays, chapters and reviews in journals including the George Washington Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.


Courses taught:

Commercial Law—Sales, Secured Transactions, Payment Systems

Comparative Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law

Constitutional Origins


Law and Economics

Law and Religion

Law, Ethics, and Public Policy

Law, Lawyers, and Citizenship Seminar

Products Liability

Professional Responsibility

Property Law

Public Law and the Legal Process (Statutory Construction and Administrative Law)

Rule of Law Seminar


Recent publications:

Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law. Harvard University Press, 2016

(With George W. Carey) Augustine, Lawyers & the Lost Virtue of Humility CATH. U.L. REV. forthcoming

Command or Mediate: Toward a New Constitutional Typology, 43 OKLA. CITY U.L. REV. 221 (2019)


Current CV