Howard Schweber is Professor of American Politics and Politcal Theory at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received his PhD in Government from Cornell University and an MA in History from the University of Chicago after spending five years practicing law in Seattle and San Francisco. Schweber teaches courses focusing on constitutional law and legal and political theory. He is the author of “Democracy and Authenticity” (Cambridge, 2012), “The Language of Liberal Constitutionalism” (Cambridge, 2007), “The Creation of American Common Law”(Cambridge, 2004), and “Speech, Conduct, and the First Amendment” (Peter Lang, 2003) and co-editor of “The Conservative Legacy of Antonin Scalia” (Lexington 2020) and “James Madison’s Constitution” (Kansa 2021), as well as articles, essays and book chapters on a variety of related topics. His current areas of research include comparative constitutionalism and democratic theories of representation. In addition to his position in the Political Science Department Schweber is an affiliate faculty member of the Law School the Legal Studies program, and Integrated Liberal Studies.