BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation announced today that Prof. Randy E. Barnett—the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center—is the recipient of the “Scholar of the Year” award.

Last year, Prof. Barnett co-authored “An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know” with Josh Blackman, and he has several other titles to his credit including “Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty,” the second edition of which was published in 2013. In 2016, he authored “Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People,” and in 2018, again with Blackman, the third edition of “Constitutional Law: Cases in Context” was published.

Earlier this year, Prof. Barnett authored an article in The Atlantic that looked deeply into originalism, and challenged “progressives” about their efforts to abandon the originalist approach to the constitution in preference for considering the Constitution as a “living document.”

A Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, Prof. Barnett has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, authored more than 80 articles and reviews, and is a wealth of knowledge about the Constitution. He is the recipient of the prestigious Bradley Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies. His biography includes visiting professorships at Penn, Northwestern and Harvard Law School.

“Professor Barnett is a gifted researcher and writer who digs into the legal and historical foundations of our country,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “His books on the Constitution should be required reading for every law school student.”

Prof. Barnett has appeared on national television news broadcasts and as a guest on radio broadcasts. 

“We’re delighted to recognize Prof. Barnett’s achievements and his contributions to the better understanding of why our constitution is a unique document,” Gottlieb observed. “It is our constitution that makes the United States a monument to liberty.”