Patrick M. Garry has a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Constitutional History from the University of Minnesota. Before joining the faculty at the University of South Dakota School of Law, Professor Garry was a research scholar at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center and a visiting scholar at Columbia University Law School. He also served as a legal advisor to the Silha Center for Media Law and Ethics at the University of Minnesota. He is the award-winning author of several books, including Conservatism Redefined, which received Honorable Mention in World magazine’s Book of the Year honors. Professor Garry writes frequently for both popular and scholarly publications, and he has testified before Congress on several occasions. He has given hundreds of lectures across the country.