Barnett explains his classical, natural rights approach to liberty.

Randy E. Barnett is a lawyer and legal theorist, and a Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute. He is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University. Barnett writes about the libertarian theory of law and contract theory, constitutional law, and jurisprudence and is especially interested in the history and original meaning of the Second and Ninth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

Professor Randy E. Barnett teaches constitutional law and contracts at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. In this lecture from a 1997 meeting of the International Society for Individual Liberty he outlines arguments that would later become a core part of his book The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (2000).