David French is Benedictine College's Constitutional Scholar in Residence

Noted Author is Constitutional Scholar in Residence

David French will Spend a Week at Benedictine College

Friday, February 7, 2020

David French with Arman Partamian and President Stephen Minnis

David French, attorney, author, veteran, Time contributor, senior fellow at the National Review Institute, and host of the popular Ordered Liberty podcast, will spend a week (February 17-21) on the Benedictine College campus as the first Constitutional Scholar in Residence for the new Center for Constitutional Liberty. Students might remember him from his popular presentation last September as the first Constitutional Liberty Speaker.

He is scheduled to speak in classes across campus, including Leadership and Organizational Change, Christianity and Mass Media, Introduction to Law, First Amendment, and American Political Thought. In addition to his class lectures, he will also hold office hours in Room 409 of St. Benedict Hall. His office hours will be Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Any students who want to drop by and talk with him are welcome, especially those thinking of law school or a career in journalism.

French is the author or co-author of several books, including the No. 1 New York Times bestselling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore. His next book, The Great American Divorce, will soon be published by St. Martin’s Press. 

He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. He is a former major in the United States Army Reserve (IRR). In 2007, he deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He lives and works in Columbia, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy (who is also a New York Times bestselling author), and three children.

The Center for Constitutional Liberty at Benedictine College provides students and the broader public a chance to immerse themselves in the foundational principles and values of a free society through an interconnected series of field work, speakers, public outreach, scholarly effort and leadership development.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named in the Top 10 in the Midwest of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.