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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW AND DIRECTOR OF THE JURIS MASTER PROGRAM PETER FERRARA, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, has a broad background in public policy. Under President Reagan, he served in the White House Office of Policy development. Under President Bush, he served as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States. He has also served in policy roles at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Legal Services Corporation.

For the past 20 years, Professor Ferrara has also produced many books, articles, and studies for leading think tanks and publications. In 1980, he completed the first full-length book published by the Cato Institute -- Social Security: The Inherent Contradiction. In 1998, he updated this work, co-authoring with Michael Tanner of Cato A New Deal for Social Security. Professor Ferrara has also written widely on health policy, welfare reform, federal budget policies, tax policy, and other domestic policy issues for Cato, the Heritage Foundation, the National Center for Policy Analysis, and many others.

From 1987 to 1991, Prof. Ferrara was Director of the Legal Writing program at George Mason. He has also practiced law with leading firms in New York and Washington.

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Last Updated: September 26, 2000