George A. Nation III
Perella Department of Finance and Law: Professor
- Villanova University, B.S., J.D.
George A. Nation III earned his Juris Doctorate degree (Cum Laude) from Villanova School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board. Professor Nation earned his Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Accounting also from Villanova University. He has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1983. 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.
Professor Nation teaches Legal Environment of Business, a core undergraduate course, and Business Law. He has also taught in the MBA program. Professor Nation 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, health care, hospital billing of the uninsured, products liability, contracts, commercial lending and environmental law. Nation has published extensively in law reviews and practitioner journals. He is also active in professional education and frequently teaches seminars on the legal aspects of commercial lending.
- Constitutional Law
- Health Care
- Products Liability
- Commercial Lending
- Promissory Notes
- Guaranty & Suretyship
- Environmental Law
Selected Publications and Working Papers
- "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).)