Villanova University School of Law, J.D. (Cum Laude),
Villanova University, B.S. Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) (1980)
Philadelphia Bar Association
Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Professor Nation has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1983, and on the Lehigh University faculty since 1985. Professor Nation earned his Juris Doctorate degree (Cum Laude) from Villanova School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review, Moot Court Board and Order of the Coif. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Accounting also from Villanova University.
Prior to beginning his academic career at Lehigh, Professor Nation practiced corporate and commercial law in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
At Lehigh Professor Nation has taught a number of different law related courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He received the Lehigh University Award in 1988 and was the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Professor from 1991 to 1994. Professor Nation’s research concerns Constitutional law with a focus on Article V and the Second Amendment, gun regulations, direct democracy, healthcare, hospital billing of the uninsured, products liability, contracts, commercial lending and environmental law. Professor Nation has also published extensively in law reviews and practitioner journals. He is also active in professional education and has taught seminars on the legal aspects of commercial lending.
George resides in Bethlehem with his family.
- “We the People: The consent of the Governed In the 21st Century: The People’s Unalienable Right to Make Law,” (forthcoming 2012, Drexel Law Review)
- “Non-Profit Charitable Tax-Exempt Hospitals – Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: To Increase Fairness and Enhance Competition in Health Care All Hospitals should be For-Profit and Taxable,” (42 Rutgers Law Journal 141, 2011)
- “Enforcement of Discretionary Events of Default: Acting In Good Faith,” 25 Commercial Lending Review 11 (2010).
- “The New Constitutional Right To Guns: Exploring The Illegitimate Birth and Acceptable Limitations of This New Right,” 40 Rutgers Law Journal 353 (2009)
- “Respondeat Manufacturer: Imposing Vicarious Liability on Manufacturers of Criminal Products,” 60 Baylor Law Review 156 (2008).
- “Obscene Contracts: The Doctrine of Unconscionability and Hospital Billing of the Uninsured,” 94 Kentucky Law Journal 1 (2006) (Cited by the Supreme Court of Texas in Haygood v. DeEscabado (2011) and Daughters of Charity Health Servs. v. Linnstaedter (2007).).
- “Prepayment Fees in Commercial Promissory Notes: Applicability to Payments Made Because of Acceleration,” 72 Tennessee Law Review 613 (2005).
- “Circuity of Liens Arising from Subordination Agreements: Comforting Unanimity No More,” 83 Boston University Law Review 591 (2003).
- “Creating Enforceable Guaranty Agreements: Multiple Sources of Law Require Careful Analysis,” 119 Banking Law Journal 153 (2002).
- “Agency Law and Secured Transactions: The Use of Agents In The Creation of Security Interests,” 11 George Mason Law Review 739 (2003).
- “Recognition and Enforcement of Demandable Notes, ” 23 U.C.C. Law Journal 51 (1990) (Cited by the Supreme Court of Massachusetts in Shawmut Bank N.A. v. Miller (1993)).
- “Determining the Fair and Reasonable Value of Medical Services…” works.bepress.com/george_nation/4/ to be published in Baylor Law Review Spring 2013
Constitutional Law; Health Care; Products Liability; Commercial Lending; Promissory Notes; Guaranty & Suretyship; Environmental Law