Adjunct Professor of Law
Donald L. Drakeman is a Fellow in Health Management at the University of Cambridge, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Notre Dame Law School. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Council of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, where he taught for two decades in the Department of Politics. He has written several books on law, religion, and constitutional interpretation, most recently, "Church, State, and Original Intent", which was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (Cambridge University Press, 2010). His scholarly work has been cited by the supreme courts of the United States and the Philippines. Drakeman also wrote "Why We Need the Humanities," published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. It discusses the importance of the humanities for medical research and civil liberties. Additionally, with a colleague, he completed a book titled, "Following the Map of the Genome: The Future of the Biotechnology Industry."
In addition to his teaching and writing, he was, for many years, an entrepreneur and executive in the biotechnology industry, and he is a Venture Partner of Advent Life Sciences, a London-based venture capital firm. He was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and has published numerous articles on immunology and drug development. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Biology, and has served as a member of the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals. He has also served as a Trustee of Drew University, the University of Charleston, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Drakeman holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He began his career as an attorney with the firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.