Patrick Garry is a professor of law at The University of South Dakota School of Law. He has published more than forty scholarly articles and authored ten books. His most recent books include Redefining Conservatism: A Creed for the Poor and Disadvantaged (Encounter Books); Wrestling With God: The Courts' Tortuous Treatment of Religion (Catholic University of America Press); An Entrenched Legacy: How the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Continues to Shape the Role of the Supreme Court (Penn State University Press); A Nation of Adversaries: How the Litigation Explosion is Reshaping America (Insight Books); and Scrambling for Protection: The New Media and the First Amendment. (University of Pittsburgh Press).
Professor Garry has been invited on several occasions to testify before Congress on legal and constitutional matters, and he is a frequent speaker at Federalist Society sponsored events. His books have been the subject of numerous conferences and symposia.
In addition to his position as professor of law, Patrick Garry is the Director of the Hagemann Center for Legal and Public Policy Research at USD School of Law. The Hagemann Center’s research projects have focused on public policy issues relevant to South Dakota, many of the projects have received professional recognition of distinction. He also serves as Publisher of the Hagemann Center Press, which publishes books of special interest to the South Dakota academic, legal, and public policy communities.
In acknowledgement of his scholarship and research during his tenure at the University of South Dakota, Garry was awarded the President’s Award for Research Excellence, the University’s highest award for scholarly research accomplishments. He has also received eleven different academic or literary awards for his books.
Professor Garry is an invited contributor to The Oxford Companion to the United States Supreme Court, The Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court, The Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment, The Oxford Companion to U.S. History, and The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. Many of his legal articles have been reprinted in various reference books. He received his Ph.D. and J.D. from the University of Minnesota. And he has been invited to teach as a visiting professor at the George Washington University Law School, the University of Utah School of Law, the University of Missouri School of Law, and the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
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