» Ronald Rotunda
Professor, Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence

Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Ronald Rotunda
Office Location:
Kennedy Hall 406
Phone:
(714) 628-2698
Email:
Website:
http://sites.chapman.edu/rotunda/
Education
Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts
Harvard University, Juris Doctor
Biography

Ronald D. Rotunda is the Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, at Chapman University, the Dale E. Fowler School of Law. He joined the faculty in 2008. Before that, he was University Professor and Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law.  From 2002 to 2006, he was the George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law. Before that, he was the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Professor of Law, at the University of Illinois.  He is a magna cum laude graduate of both Harvard College and  Harvard Law School, where he was a member of Harvard Law Review. He joined the University of Illinois faculty in 1974 after clerking for Judge Walter R. Mansfield of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, practicing law in Washington, D.C., and serving as assistant majority counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee. He has co-authored the most widely used course book on legal ethics, Problems and Materials on Professional Responsibility(Foundation Press, 12th ed. 2014) and is the author of a leading course book on constitutional law, Modern Constitutional Law (West Academic Co., 11th ed. 2015)(Abridged & Unabridged editions). He is the coauthor of, Legal Ethics: The Lawyer’s Deskbook on Professional Responsibility (ABA- West/Thompson Reuters Publishing, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2016-2017 ed.) (Jointly published by the ABA and West/Thompson Reuters Publishing) (with John Dzienkowski). Rotunda is also the co-author (with John Nowak) of the six-volume Treatise on Constitutional Law (West/Thompson Reuters Publishing, 5th ed. 2012)(with annual updates), and a one volume Treatise on Constitutional Law (West Academic, 8th ed. 2010). He is also the author of several other books and more than 500 articles in various law reviews, journals, newspapers, and books in this country and abroad. His works have been translated into French, Portuguese German, Romanian, Czech, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.  These books and articles have been cited more than 2000 times by law reviews, by state and federal courts at every level, from trial courts to the U.S. Supreme Court, and by foreign courts in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. He has been interviewed on radio and television on legal issues, both in this country and abroad. In 1993 he was the Constitutional Law Adviser to the Supreme National Council of Cambodia and assisted that country in writing its first democratic constitution. He has consulted with various new democracies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine, on their proposed constitutions and judicial codes. He chaired the subcommittee that drafted the American Bar Association’s Model Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement; was a member of the Publications Board of the A.B.A. Center for Professional Responsibility from 1994 to 2016; was a member of the A.B.A. Standing Committee on Professional Discipline (1991-1997); and was Liaison to the A.B.A. Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility (1994-1997). He was a Fulbright Professor in Venezuela in 1986 and a Fulbright Research Scholar in Italy in 1981. In 1996 he assisted the Czech Republic in drafting the first Rules of Ethics for lawyers in that country.  During the Spring, 1999 semester, he was Visiting Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, holding the John S. Stone Endowed Chair of Law. During the summer and fall of 2000, he was the Visiting Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, in Washington, DC. In the fall of 2001, he was visiting professor at George Mason University School of Law. During November-December, 2002, he was Visiting Scholar, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Law, Leuven, Belgium. In May, 2004, and December, 2005, he was visiting lecturer at the Institute of Law and Economics, Institut für Recht und Ökonomik, at the University of Hamburg. From early June 2004 to May 2005, he was the Special Counsel to the Department of Defense. He was on the Panel of Contributing Editors that produced, Black’s Law Dictionary (West/Thompson Reuters Publishing, 8th ed. 2004; Thomson-Reuters, 10th ed. 2014). From 2005-2006, he was a member of the Task Force on Judicial Functions of the Commission on Virginia Courts in the 21st Century: To Benefit All, to Exclude None.

In May, 2000, American Law Media, publisher of The American Lawyer, the National Law Journal, and the Legal Times picked Professor Rotunda as one of the ten most influential Illinois Lawyers.   Also in 2000, a lengthy study that the University of Chicago Press published, which sought to determine the influence, productivity, and reputations of law professors over the last several decades, listed Professor Rotunda as the 17th highest in the nation.  The 2002-2003 New Educational Quality Ranking of U.S. Law Schools (EQR) [the last year for which such records are available] ranks Professor Rotunda as the eleventh most cited of all law faculty in the United States. Seehttp://www.leiterrankings.com/faculty/2002faculty_impact_cites.shtml.

In July, 2007, he was one of the main speakers at the International Judicial Conference hosted by the United States Embassy, the Supreme Court of Latvia, and the Latvian Ministry of Justice. The other main speakers were Justice Samuel Alito, the President of Latvia, the Prime Minister of Latvia, the Chief Justice of Latvia, and the Minister of Justice of Latvia.  On February 27, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ronald D. Rotunda  to become a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) for an initial four-year term and sent his nomination to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for confirmation hearings on the nominees.  He was selected the Best Lawyer in Washington, DC, in 2009 in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, as published in November 2008 in the Washington Post in association with the Legal Times.  When he moved to California, he was also selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Southern California, in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, also in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law as published in the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News, and American Law Media.  On June 17, 2009, he became a Commissioner of the Fair Political Practices Commission, a state regulatory agency (analogous to the Federal Election Commission) that is California’s independent political watchdog.  He served until January 31, 2013, when his term expired. In 2012, he became a Distinguished International Research Fellow at the World Engagement Institute, a non-profit, multidisciplinary and academically-based non-governmental organization with the mission to facilitate professional global engagement for international development and poverty reduction http://www.weinstitute.org/fellows.html. In 2012, Chapman University honored him with The Chapman University Excellence In Scholarly/Creative Work Award, 2011-2012. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Editorial Board of, The International Journal of Sustainable Human Security (IJSHS), a peer-reviewed publication of the World Engagement Institute (WEI).   Rotunda was a Member of the Editorial Board of ABA’s Journal of Legal Education (2014 to 2016).

Courses Taught:

Constitutional Law I and II
Professional Responsibility
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
LEGAL ETHICS:: The LAWYER's DESKBOOK on PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (ABA-Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn., 15th ed. 2017) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and Thomson Reuters)
2017 SELECTED STANDARDS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Foundation Press, West Academic, St. Paul, MN 2017) (with Thomas D. Morgan).
Everything, Anything, Is an Emolument, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, January 30, 2017
Ninth Circuit Court Ignores Precedent in Trump Travel Ban, DAILY CALLER, Feb. 15, 2017
Protecting Top Secret Information, by the Secretary of State and by the Rest of the Government, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Feb. 20, 2017
Visas: The Historical and Legal Precedent, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Feb. 27, 2017
How to Drain the Swamp? Use a Flashlight, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, March 27, 2017
Release the Emails That Will Unravel Obama’s Many Mysteries, NEWSWEEK, March 30, 2017
An English Teacher Corrects Shakespeare, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, April 10, 2017
An Ignorant Approach to Shakespeare’s English Stifles Free Thought, Newsweek, April 16, 2017
Responding to the Banned Use of Chemical Weapons: When All Else Fails, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, April 24, 2017
George Wallace at Harvard—The Good Old Days of Campus Free Speech, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, May 8, 2017
Free Speech Is Not, Repeat Not a Hate Crime, NEWSWEEK, May 14, 2017
Lowering Marginal Rates to Improve the Economy, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, May 22, 2017
What You Didn’t Know About our Federal Income Tax, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, June 5, 2017
Can Lawyers, Politicians, and Lawgivers Go to Heaven?, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, July 17, 2017
The President Can Be Indicted — Just Not by Mueller, WASHINGTON POST, July 28, 2017
Indicting the President: President Clinton’s Justice Department Says No, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, August 14, 2017
Can Trump be Indicted? Are Sitting Presidents Immune from Prosecution, Newsweek, Aug. 15, 2017
Legal Ethics: The Lawyer’s Deskbook on Professional Responsibility (ABA-Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn., 14th ed. 2016) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and Thomson Reuters)
Principles of Constitutional Law (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 5th ed. 2016) (with John E. Nowak)
AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: THE SUPREME COURT IN AMERICAN HISTORY, VOLUME I – INSTITUTIONAL POWERS (West Academic Publishing, St. Paul, MN. 2016)
AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: THE SUPREME COURT IN AMERICAN HISTORY, VOLUME II – LIBERTIES (West Academic Publishing, St. Paul, MN. 2016).
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The Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor, in Processus Criminalis Europeus, Schriftenreihe Europäisches Strafrecht Und Rechtsvergleichung, Politik Und Wirtschaft 318-33 (Hrsg. [Editor] Von Aneta Petrova, Plovdiv University Press, 2016)
Vertical Federalism, the New States’ Rights, and the Wisdom of Crowds, 11 Florida International U. Law Review 307 (2016)
O Direito De Dissidência E A Dívida Dos Estados Unidos Com Heródoto E Tucídides, 1 Revista de Estudos Institucionais 40 (No. 1, Dec. 2015).
2017 POCKET PART TO TREATISE ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: SUBSTANCE AND PROCEDURE (Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minnesota, 2016) (with John E. Nowak).
The ABA Decision to Control What Lawyers Say: Supporting “Diversity” But Not Diversity of Thought (The Heritage Foundation, 2016)
The ABA’s Control Over What Lawyers Say Around the Water Cooler, HARVARD LAW RECORD, Oct. 2016
Federal Investigations of Possible Corrupt Agreements by State Attorneys General who Threaten Criminal Prosecutions, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, October 10, 2016
he ABA’s New Rules Mandating “Diverse” CLE Panels, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, October 24, 2016
When Courts and the Executive Branch Are in Charge of Appropriations, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, November 7, 2016
Labeling Moderate Muslims as Anti-Muslim Extremists, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, November 21, 2016
The Electoral College Works Fine, Just as It Is, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, December 5, 2016
Imposing Criminal Punishment by Introducing False Testimony, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, August 15, 2016
The ABA Wants Copyright Royalties from Authors Who Publish the Law, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, August 29, 2016
Increased Controversy over the Future of American Law Institute, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, June 20, 2016
Forcing Lawyers to Perform Pro Bono Services, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, July 18, 2016
Judges Excoriating Other Judges for Using Terms of Art They Don’t Like: The Comments of Richard Posner, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, August 1, 2016
Guilty. Now Pay the . . . Donation, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 20, 2016, at p. A13
Crossing the Bar: Notable Lawyers Who Left Us in 2015, Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Feb. 1, 2016
Punishing Politically Incorrect Thought, Flash Report, http://www.flashreport.org/blog/2016/02/10/punishing-politically-incorrect-thought/ (Feb. 10, 2016).
Nino Scalia, R.I.P., Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Feb. 22, 2016
Scalia, A Lasting Legacy, Champaign Urbana News-Gazette, Feb. 28, 2016
What Does Ancient Athens Have to Do With University Protesters?, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Feb. 28, 2016
Don’t Cloister the Judges, USA Today, March 8, 2016
The Wages of Crying Wolf, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, March 14, 2016
Judges Coercing Lawyers to Donate to Charities, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, March 26, 2016
Alcoholics and the Profession of Law, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, April 12, 2016
How Hard-Drinking Lawyers Can Get Off the Bottle, Newsweek, April 13, 2016
Chilling Scientific Inquiry, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, April 19, 2016, reprinted in, Chilling Scientific Inquiry, Heartlander Magazine, April 22, 2016, http://news.heartland.org/editorial/2016/04/22/chilling-scientific-inquiry
Should Global Warming Deniers Be Prosecuted? Newsweek, April 24, 2016
Why Can’t We Buy Cars the Way We Buy Computers?, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, April 25, 2016
Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, the Man Who Murdered Kitty Genovese, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, May 9, 2016
What Makes Us Help Others? What Makes Us Selfish?, Newsweek, May 14, 2016
Prosecutors Coercing Defendants to Contribute to the Prosecutor’s Favorite Charities, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, May 23, 2016
The Fifth Justice, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, June 6, 2016
What if a Democrat Fills Scalia’s Empty Seat?, Newsweek, June 9, 2016
What College Students Really Want, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Jan. 4, 2016
The ABA Overrules the First Amendment, Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2016
The ABA Wants Copyright Royalties from Authors Who Publish the Law, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, August 29, 2016,
Dangerous Double Standards on Climate Change and Free Speech, DAILY CALLER, Sept. 2, 2016
Forcing Lawyers to Perform Pro Bono Services, Part II, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, September 12, 2016
What the Last Eight Years of Federal Government Intervention in the National Economy Has Wrought, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, September 26, 2016
MODERN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CASES AND NOTES (West Thomson Reuters, St. Paul, Minnesota, 11th ed. 2015)(unabridged edition).
MODERN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CASES AND NOTES (West Thomson Reuters, St. Paul, Minnesota, 11th ed. 2015)(abridged edition).
LEGAL ETHICS: THE LAWYER’S DESKBOOK ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (ABA-Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn., 13th ed. 2015) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and Thomson Reuters) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
PUBLISHED IN JAPANESE; THE ENGISH TRANSLATION OF THE TITLE IS "INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LEGAL ETHICS," (West Academic Publishing, through Japan UNI Agency, Inc. Tokyo, 4th ed. 2015).[Published in Japanese]
SELECTED STANDARDS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Foundation Press, West Academic, St. Paul, MN 2015)
The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America, 63 J. Legal Education 434 (2015)
Member, Editorial Board of THE JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION, of the Association of American Law Schools
, Member, Publications Board, THE PROFESSIONAL LAWYER, a Journal of, the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
King v. Burwell and the Rise of the Administrative State, 23 U. MIAMI BUSINESS REV. 267 (2015)
Hillary’s Emails and the Law, WALL STREET JOURNAL, March 17, 2015
Is the Federal Government Really a State, if the IRS Says It Is?, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Mar. 30, 2015
Ignoring the Supreme Court When You Don’t Like the Result, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, April 13, 2015
The Way of Death in the Netherlands, Oregon, and, Perhaps, California, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, April 27, 2015
The Government Campaign to Weaken Religion, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, June 9, 2015, reprinted in, 20 AD VERITATEM 3 -5 (Issue #5, June 2015).
Disciplining Lawyers Who Engage in Moral Turpitude, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, June 22, 2015
Thin-Skinned and Upset? Call a Lawyer, WALL STREET JOURNAL, June 22, 2015, at p. 13.
Requiem for the Export-Import Bank, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, July 6, 2015
Expanding Tort Liability to Protect Other’s “Unusually Sensitive Sense” of Personal Dignity (Part I), CASETEXT, July 6, 2015.
Expanding Definition Of Tort Liability: The Impact on The Future of Tort Law (Part II), CASETEXT, July 8, 2015
Shooting a Wedding Is Different from Taking a Passport Photo, in NATIONAL REVIEW ON LINE, July 9, 2015
The Celgard Decision and Lawyer Disqualification, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, July 20, 2015
Higher Education and Teaching English, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Aug. 3, 2015
Judges Who Broadcast Their Imprudent and Injudicious Behavior, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Aug. 17, 2015
The President’s Power to Waive the Immigration Laws, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Jan. 12, 2015
The House of Representatives Lawsuit against the Executive Branch, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Feb. 2, 2015
Je Suis Charlie Hebdo, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Feb. 16, 2015
Protecting Rights in the Supreme Court, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Mar. 3, 2015
Lawyers Lying in Negotiations, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, MAR. 16, 2015
A Minimum Wage of Zero, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Nov. 23, 2015
The Unintended Consequences of Campaign Finance Reform, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Dec. 7, 2015
Judicial Campaigns and the Appearance of Impropriety, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Dec. 21, 2015
The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Anti-Semitism Here and Abroad, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Aug. 31, 2015
Women Lawyers in America—From the 17th to the 21st Century, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Sept. 14, 2015
Marriage Litigation in the Wake of Obergefell v. Hodges, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Sept. 28, 2015.
Donald Trump and Wong Kim Ark, The Hill, Sept. 28, 2015,
Sotomayor: ‘Do as I say, not as I do,’ Washington Times, Sept. 28, 2015
Regulating Lawyer Advertising When It Is Not Misleading, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Oct. 12, 2015
Dred Scott after Nearly Two Centuries, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Oct. 26, 2015,
Cameras in the Supreme Court, Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Nov. 9, 2015
PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Foundation Press, St. Paul, MN. 12th ed. 2014) (coauthored with with Thomas D. Morgan & John S. Dzienkowski).
PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: CONCISE EDITION (Foundation Press, St. Paul, MN. 12th ed. 2014) (with Thomas D. Morgan & John S. Dzienkowski).
LEGAL ETHICS: THE LAWYER’S DESKBOOK ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (ABA-Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn., 12th ed. 2014) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and Thomson Reuters) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
2015 Pocket Part (Supplement) to TREATISE ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: SUBSTANCE AND PROCEDURE (Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minnesota, 2015) (with John E. Nowak).
Qualifications for Representatives, in, THE HERITAGE GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION 64 (Regnery Publishing 2nd ed. 2014)(with David F. Forte).
Privileges and Immunities Clause, in, THE HERITAGE GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION 349 (Regnery Publishing 2nd ed. 2014)(with David F. Forte).
2014 SUPPLEMENT TO MODERN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (West Academic Publishing, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2014).
2014 POCKET PART TO TREATISE ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: SUBSTANCE AND PROCEDURE (Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minnesota, 2014) (with John E. Nowak).
2014 SELECTED STANDARDS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Foundation Press, West Academic, St. Paul, MN 2014) (with Thomas D. Morgan).
Editor, Editorial Board, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution (2nd ed., Regnery Publishing 2014)
Panel of Academic Contributors, Black's Law Dictionary (Thomson Reuters, 10th ed. 2014)
PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Foundation Press, St. Paul, MN. 12th ed. 2014) (with Thomas D. Morgan & John S. Dzienkowski).
PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: CONCISE EDITION (Foundation Press, St. Paul, MN. 12th ed. 2014) (with Thomas D. Morgan & John S. Dzienkowski).
LEGAL ETHICS: THE LAWYER’S DESKBOOK ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (ABA-Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn., 12th ed. 2014) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and Thomson Reuters) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: A STUDENT’S GUIDE (ABA-Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn., 12th ed. 2014) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and Thomson Reuters) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
Suing the President, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Aug. 18, 2014,
Civil Forfeiture in Philadelphia, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Oct. 6, 2014.
The Military Commissions Are Still Proceeding, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Oct. 20, 2014
Law Firms Creating In-House Ethics Counsel, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Nov. 3, 2014
Targeting Political Speech for the Next Election, WALL STREET JOURNAL, Nov. 5, 2014, p. A19.
Law Firms Creating In-House Ethics Counsel, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Nov. 3, 2014
The Problem of Inflating Billable Hours, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Nov. 17, 2014
The Mystery of Case Assignment in the Ninth Circuit, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Dec. 1, 2014
The Ferguson, Missouri, Tragedy and the Future of Eyewitness Identification, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Dec. 15, 2014
Jonathan Gruber and the Wisdom of Crowds, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Dec. 29, 2014
On Deep Background 41 Years Later: Roe v. Wade, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Jan. 22, 2014.
Congress Cannot Stop the Exporting of American Oil, THE HILL: THE HILL’S FORUM FOR LAWMAKERS AND POLICY PROFESSIONALS, Jan. 27, 2014
Congress and Lois Lerner in Contempt, DAILY CALLER, April 10, 2014
Using the State to Bully Dissidents, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, April 24, 2014
Endangering Jurors in a Terror Trial, WALL STREET JOURNAL, May 2, 2014, at p. A13.
The Ninth Circuit Departs from Tinker in Upholding Ban on American Flag T-Shirts in School, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, May 12, 2014
Prayers before Meetings of the Town Board of Greece, New York, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, May 19, 2014,
Amending the First Amendment, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, June 9, 2014
Increasing Revenue by Lowering Taxes, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, June 23, 2014
Changes in the Legal Profession and the Progress of Female Lawyers, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, July 7, 2014
Banning the Export of American Oil, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, July 21, 2014
Using Facebook as a Discovery Device, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Aug. 4, 2014
Generous Pensions Give New Meaning to 'If It's too Good to Be True,' FORBES MAGAZINE, Sept. 27, 2013
Generous Pensions Give New Meaning to 'If It's too Good to Be True,' FORBES MAGAZINE, Sept. 27, 2013
IRS Monitoring Religious Groups, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Sept. 15, 2014
A Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS Targeting of Tea Party Groups, VERDICT: LEGAL ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY FROM JUSTIA, Sept. 29, 2014,
2013 SUPPLEMENT TO MODERN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2012).
2013 SELECTED STANDARDS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y. 2013) (with Thomas D. Morgan).
LEGAL ETHICS IN A NUTSHELL (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 4th ed. 2013, Nutshell Series).
TREATISE ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: SUBSTANCE AND PROCEDURE (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 5th ed. 2013) (last three volumes of six-volume treatise) (with John E. Nowak)(first 3 volumes published in 2012).
LEGAL ETHICS: THE LAWYER’S DESKBOOK ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minn., 11th ed. 2013) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and Thomson/West) (co-author,John S. Dzienkowski).
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: A STUDENT’S GUIDE (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minn., 11th ed. 2013) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and Thomson/West) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
Exporting American Freedoms, in MODEL, RESOURCE, OR OUTLIER? WHAT EFFECT HAS THE U.S. CONSTITUTION HAD ON THE RECENTLY ADOPTED CONSTITUTIONS OF OTHER NATIONS?, at 12 (Heritage Foundation, May 17, 2013),
Applying the Revised ABA Model Rules in the Age of the Internet: The Problem of Metadata, 52 HOFSTRA LAW REVIEW 175 (2013).
‘What did he know, and when did he know it?’, WASHINGTON TIMES, June 5, 2013
Egypt's Constitutional Do-Over: This Time Around, Take a Closer Look at America's Bill of Rights, WALL STREET JOURNAL, JULY 17, 2013, at p. A13
On the Health-Care Mandate, Obama Reaches Beyond the Law, WASHINGTON POST, July 18, 2013
The Boston Strangler, the Classroom and Me, WALL STREET JOURNAL, JULY 26, 2013,
Geithner’s “Story of Inflation,” ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, Jan. 5, 2013
Blaming Hollywood for Gun Violence Doesn’t Work, WASHINGTON TIMES, Feb. 20, 2013
[Introduction to American Legal Ethics [Book published in Japanese]] (translated by Naoyuki Toyama) (Thomson Reuters, Japan UNI Agency, Inc. Tokyo, 2012). [The Chapman program does not allow me to use the Japanese characters, so I have translated the title into English]
LEGAL ETHICS: The Lawyer's Deskbook on Professional Responsibility (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minn., 10th ed. 2012) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and West, a division of Thomson Publishing) (with John S. Dzienkowski)
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: A STUDENT’S GUIDE (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minn., 10th ed. 2012) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
TREATISE ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: SUBSTANCE AND PROCEDURE (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 5th ed. 2012) (first three volumes of treatise projected to be six or seven volumes) (with John E. Nowak).
PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: CONCISE EDITION (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y., 11th ed. 2012) (with Thomas D. Morgan & John S. Dzienkowski).
Modern Constitutional Law: Cases and Notes (West Thomson Reuters, St. Paul, Minnesota, 10th ed. 2012).
2012 Supplement to MODERN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2012).
SELECTED STANDARDS ON PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y. 2012) (with Thomas D. Morgan).
Lawyers: Why We Are Different and Why We Are the Same: Creating Structural Incentives in Large Law Firms to Promote Ethical Behavior – In-House Ethics Counsel, Bill Padding, and In-House Ethics Training, reprinted in, 61 DEFENSE LAW JOURNAL ( 2012).
Lessons of Watergate, 54 Orange County Lawyer 19 (April 2012).
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and the Obamacare Constitutional Challenge, Judicial Watch Special Report, March 2012.
LEGAL ETHICS IN A NUTSHELL (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 4th ed. 2012).
ObamaCare Legal Battles Not Over, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, Sept. 27, 2012, at p. 9
Obama Tax-raising Against JFK precedent: Hiking Rates Will Lose Money, WASHINGTON TIMES, Dec. 13, 2012
Kagan Should Recuse from ObamaCare Case, Washington Examiner, Feb. 14, 2012 [opinion column], http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2012/02/kagan-should-recuse-obamacare-case/269386
Evidence Mounts against Justice Kagan for Recusal in ObamaCare Suit, Fox News (Jan. 26, 2012)[opinion column], http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/26/evidence-mounts-against-justice-kagan-for-recusal-in-obamacare-suit/
Prosecutorial & Judicial Misconduct, THE JERUSALEM POST, May 13, 2012(with Alan Dershowitz)[opinion column]
The Wrong Legal "Help" for NY's Poor, NEW YORK POST, June 1, 2012 [opinion column]
Obamacare vs. Conscientious Beliefs, Orange County Register, March 28, 2012, http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/government-346533-religious-federal.html
Prosecutorial and Judicial Misconduct, National Law Journal, p. 42 (April 30, 2012)(with Prof. Alan Dershowitz)[opinion column].
2011 Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y. 2011) (with Thomas D. Morgan).
Problems and Materials on Professional Responsibility (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y., 11th ed. 2011) (with Thomas D. Morgan & John S. Dzienkowski).
Legal Ethics: The Lawyer's Deskbook on Professional Responsibility (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minn., 9th ed. 2011) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and West, a division of Thomson Publishing) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
Professional Responsibility: A Student’s Guide (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 9th ed. 2011) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
2011 Pocket Part to Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2011) (with John E. Nowak).
Transparenta Judiciara, Etica Judiciara si o Solutie Judiciara, REVISTA FORUMUL JUDECATORILOR 16 (No. 2, 2011).
The Intellectual Forebears of Citizens United, 16 NEXUS 113 ((2010-2011).
Lawyers: Why We Are Different and Why We Are the Same: Creating Structural Incentives in Large Law Firms to Promote Ethical Behavior – In-House Ethics Counsel, Bill Padding, and In-House Ethics Training, 44 AKRON LAW REV. 679 (2011)(Miller-Becker Professional Responsibility Distinguished Lecture Series).
Constitutionalizing Judicial Ethics: Judicial Elections after Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, Caperton, and Citizens United, 64 U. Arkansas Law Review 1 (2011)( Hartman-Hotz Distinguished Lecture).
Trying to Codify Caperton, 42 McGeorge Law Review 95 (2010)(Judicial Ethics Symposium).
Stern v. Marshall, and the Power of Bankruptcy Courts to Issue Final Orders on All Compulsory Counterclaims, 23 BNA Bankruptcy Law Reporter 230 (Feb. 24, 2011).
Resolving Client Conflicts by Hiring “Conflicts Counsel,” 62 Hastings Law Journal 677 (2011).
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (West: A Thomson-Reuters Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, 9th ed. 2011, Black Letter Series).
Are Capitalists Happier?, REUTERS, Aug. 12, 2011, http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/12/are-capitalists-happier/ (co-authored with Vernon Smith, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics, & Bart Wilson), reprinted in, e.g., THE DAILY STAR (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Aug. 15, 2011; ETHIOPIAN REVIEW, Aug. 12, 2011.
We Do Declare: Libya and the United States Constitution, National Review Online, March 24, 2011, http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/262940/we-do-declare-kathryn-jean-lopez?page=7
Equal Employment Opportunities for Female Prison Guards, National Law Journal, Feb. 7, 2011, http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202480379005&rss=nlj&slreturn=1&hbxlogin=1
Eat Your Spinach, Says Nanny State, 33 National Law Journal 39 (#19, Jan. 10, 2011), http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202477337422&Each_your_spinach_says_nanny_state.
Kagan’s Recusal from ObamaCare, Washington Times, Dec. 15, 2011
Perry Is Right on Immigration, National Review Online [opinion column], http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/281735/perry-right-immigration-ronald-d-rotunda (Oct. 31, 2011).
Does ObamaCare, As Written, Prevent Congress From Repealing It?, Fox News [opinion column] (Oct. 28, 2011, http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/10/27/does-obamacare-prevent-congress-from-repealing-it/
2010 Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y. 2010) (with Thomas D. Morgan).
Constitutional Law (West Group, St. Paul, Minnesota, 8th ed., 2010) (a one volume treatise on Constitutional Law) (with John E. Nowak).
Legal Ethics: The Lawyer's Deskbook on Professional Responsibility (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minn., 8th ed. 2010) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and West, a division of Thomson Publishing) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
Professional Responsibility: A Student’s Guide (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 8th ed. 2010) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
Principles of Constitutional Law (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 4th ed. 2010) (with John E. Nowak).
2010 Supplement to Modern Constitutional Law (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2010).
2010 Pocket Part to Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2010) (with John E. Nowak).
Judicial Disqualification When a Solicitor General Moves to the Bench, 11 Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society’s Practice Groups 94 (Issue 3, Nov. 2010), http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/pubid.2067/pub_detail.asp .
Judicial Transparency, Judicial Ethics, and a Judicial Solution: An Inspector General for the Courts, 41 Loyola U. Chicago Law Journal. 301 (2010).
Judicial Disqualification in the Aftermath of Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., 60 Syracuse Law Review 247 (2010).
Campaign Disclosure Can Go too Far, Sacramento Bee, February 6, 2010, at p. 11A.
The Efforts to Disbar Bush Lawyers, in National Review On Line, March 4, 2010, http://bench.nationalreview.com/post/?
Repealing the First Amendment, Washington Examiner, April 14, 2010, http://washingtonexaminer.com/node/98546
What Can Congress Make You Do?, Orange County Register, May 23, 2010, at p. C2, http://www.ocregister.com/articles/congress-75386-ocprint-buy-insurance.html
Birthright Citizenship Benefits the Country, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 16, 2010, at p. 21, http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-oped-0916-birthright-20100916,0,4594378.story
What Are D.C. Police Doing Enforcing Shariah Law?, Pajamas Media, Sept. 16, 2010, http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/what-are-d-c-police-doing-enforcing-sharia-law/?singlepage=true
A New Look at the Federal Suit against Arizona’s Immigration Law, Pajamas Media, Oct. 5, 2010, http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/a-new-look-at-the-federal-suit-against-arizonas-immigration-law/?singlepage=true
The Point of No Return, Washington Times, Oct. 10, 2010, at p. B3.
Can Congress Ban People from Threatening to Burn The Quran?, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 14, 2010, at p. 21A.
Congressional Silence Hurts Immigrants, The Panther (Chapman University Newspaper), at p. 11 (October 25, 2010).
Justice O'Connor’s Robo Call Apology, Aol News, Oct. 28, 2010, http://www.aolnews.com/discuss/opinion-justice-oconnors-robo-call-apology-isnt-enough/19693741#gcpDiscussPageUrlAnchor
What's Wrong with Oklahoma's Shariah Amendment?, Aol News, Nov. 30, 2010, http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/opinion-whats-wrong-with-oklahomas-shariah-amendment/19737155
2009 Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y. 2009) (with Thomas D. Morgan).
Legal Ethics: The Lawyer's Deskbook on Professional Responsibility (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minn., 7th ed. 2009) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and West, a division of Thomson Publishing) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
Professional Responsibility: A Student’s Guide (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 7th ed. 2009) (with John S. Dzienkowski).
Modern Constitutional Law: Cases and Notes (West Thomson Reuters, St. Paul, Minnesota, 9th ed. 2009).
2009 Supplement to Modern Constitutional Law (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2009).
2009 Pocket Part to Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2009) (with John E. Nowak).
Dormant Commerce Clause, 2 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (ed, David S. Tanenhaus) (Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2009)
Kenneth W. Starr: A Biography, The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law 510 (Roger K. Newman, ed., Yale U. Press, 2009).
An Unconstitutional Nobel, The Washington Post, Oct. 16, 2009, at A23 (with J. Peter Pham).
A Modern-Day Bleak House: The Legal Inheritance of Anna Nicole Smith, The American Spectator, March 2009, at 32-36.
Some Strings Attached: Is the Stimulus Law Constitutional?, Chicago Tribune, March 15, 2009, at 29.
The Right of Free Speech, Regardless Of What Is Spoken, The Panther (Chapman University Newspaper), at p. 13 (March 23, 2009).
Was Madoff Good for the Economy?, Chicago Tribune, April 3, 2009, at A9.
The Orange Grove: U.S. Imports of Lawsuits Rising, Orange County Register, June 30, 2009.
2008 Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y. 2008) (with Thomas D. Morgan).
2008 Supplement to Modern Constitutional Law (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2008).
Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 4th ed. 2008) (last four volumes of six volume treatise) (with John E. Nowak).
Problems and Materials on Professional Responsibility (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y., 10th ed. 2008) (with Thomas D. Morgan).
Legal Ethics: The Lawyer's Deskbook on Professional Responsibility (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minn., 6th ed. 2008) (a Treatise on legal ethics, jointly published by the ABA and West, a division of Thomson Publishing) (with John S. Dzienkowski ).
Professional Responsibility: A Student’s Guide (ABA-Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 6th ed. 2008) (with John S. Dzienkowski ).
Professional Responsibility (Thomson-West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 8th ed. 2008).
2008 Pocket Part to Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure (Thomson/West, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2008) (with John E. Nowak).
Teaching Professional Responsibility and Ethics, in P. L. Jayanthi Reddy, ed., Bench and Bar Ethics 3 (Amicus Books, Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India 2007-2008).
Foreword, in Paul Benjamin Linton, Abortion under State Constitutions: A State-by-State Analysis (Carolina Academic Press, Durham, N.C., 2008).
Impact, in Sandarshi Gunawardena & Karen Rosenblum, eds., Diversity at Mason (George Mason U. 2008).
Simplify, Simply: A Mantra for Transcendentalists and Tax Reformers Alike, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Oct. 1, 2008, at p. 6.
Rudy Thinks FAST, The American Spectator, January 25, 2008, http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=12633
Age Has Not Withered Him, Legal Times (of Washington, D.C.), July 7, 2008, at 46.