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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