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 recent research concerns health care policy with a focus on restoring competitiveness to the healthcare marketplace in order to rein in exorbitant pricing by hospitals and other providers. Additional recent research topics have included; gun regulations, direct democracy, products liability and commercial lending. Nation has published extensively in law reviews and practitioner journals. His two most recent publications are:
- Hospital Chargemaster Insanity: Heeling the Healers, 43 Pepp. L. Rev. 745 (2016).
- Healthcare And The Balance- Billing Problem: The Solution Is The Common Law Of Contracts And Strengthening The Free Market For Healthcare, 61 Vill. L. Rev. 153 (2016).
- “Hospital Chargemaster Insanity: Heeling the Healers,” 43 Pepperdine Law Review 745 (2016).
- “Healthcare And The Balance- Billing Problem: The Solution Is The Common Law Of Contracts And Strengthening The Free Market For Healthcare,” 61 Villanova Law Review 153 (2016).
- “Demand Promissory Notes And Commercial Loans: Balancing Freedom Of Contract & Good Faith,” 94 Nebraska Law Review 151 (2015).
- “Standing” on Formality: Hollingsworth v. Perry and the Efficacy of Direct Democracy in the United States, 28 BYU Journal of Public Law 25 (2015). (With M. Melone).
- “Determining The Fair And Reasonable Value of Medical Services: The Affordable Care Act, Government Insurers, Private Insurers, And Uninsured Patients” 65 Baylor Law Review 425 (2013).
- "We the People: The consent of the Governed In the 21st Century: The People's Unalienable Right to Make Law," 4 Drexel Law Rev. 319 (2012).
- “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).
- “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).).
- “Circuity of Liens Arising from Subordination Agreements: Comforting Unanimity No More,” 83 Boston University Law Review 591 (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).)