Jay M. Feinman is Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law, Camden. He is the bestselling author of six previous books, including Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law and Delay, Deny, Defend: Why Insurance Companies Dont Pay Claims and What You Can Do About It, and more than fifty scholarly articles. His scholarly work has been widely cited by courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Professor Feinman is a member of the American Law Institute. At Rutgers, he has served as acting dean of the law school and has received numerous awards for teaching excellence.
Richard Beeman, the John Welsh Centennial Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, has previously served as the Chair of the Department of History, Associate Dean in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Arts of Sciences. He serves as a trustee of the National Constitution Center and on the center's executive committee. Author of seven previous books, among them The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution and Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, Professor Beeman has received numerous grants and awards including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Huntington Library. His biography of Patrick Henry was a finalist for the National Book Award.