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Ken Gormley, J.D.

Ken Gormley

Duquesne University President and Professor of Law
School of Law
Law

Room 410, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.396.6281
president@duq.edu
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=202557

Education:

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1980
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1977
Bio

Ken Gormley, the 11th dean of the School of Law, became Duquesne University's 13th president in July 2016. Gormley joined Duquesne's law faculty in 1994, after teaching at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and engaging in private practice. Gormley earned his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1977, summa cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1980. Gormley's work on a myriad of legal/historical topics has earned him a national reputation as a leading constitutional scholar. In 1997, he published "Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation" (Perseus Books 1997), the authorized biography of one of the leading lawyers and public servants of the 20th century. The Cox book was awarded the 1999 Bruce K. Gould Book Award for outstanding publication relating to the law. In 2010, Gormley published "The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr" (Crown), a New York Times bestseller chronicling the scandals that nearly destroyed the Clinton Presidency. "The Death of American Virtue" received a 2011 Silver-Gavel Award (Honorable Mention) from the American Bar Association as well as international critical acclaim. Gormley has testified in the United States Senate three times. He also served as president of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the first academic to hold that position in the organization's 137-year history. From 1998-2001, Gormley served as mayor of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania. A life-long resident of Pittsburgh, Gormley and his wife Laura have four children, Carolyn, Luke, Rebecca, and Madeleine.

Courses

Constitutional Law

Honors/Professional Affiliations

Bar Memberships: Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

President, Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA (2007-2008)

Board of Governors, Allegheny County Bar Association (2002-2009); Chair of Legislative Committee

Board Member, Gender Equality Institute Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association (2009- )

Vice Chair, Gender Equality Task Force, Allegheny County Bar Association (2006-2007)

Member, Legislative and Governmental Relations Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association (2006-2007)

Silver Gavel Award Committee, American Bar Association (appointment by President, ABA), (2013- )

Member, Task Force on the Pennsylvania Judicial System, Pennsylvania Bar Association (2006-2007)

Academic Consultant, Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Commission on Judicial Independence (2013- )

Board Member, Pennsylvania Judicial Society (2012-2013)

Member, Court Administration Vision Team, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (appointed by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald),(2012)

Board Member, Pennsylvania Policy Forum (2010- )

Advisory Committee, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy (Pittsburgh, PA) (2008- )

District Attorney's Working Group on Use of Force, appointed by District Attorney Steven Zappala, Jr. (blue-ribbon panel studying use of Tasers by police officers) (Allegheny County, PA, 2008-2009)

Advisory Board, Bernard G. Segal Institute for Appellate Advocacy, Philadelphia, PA (2006- )

Steering Committee, Pittsburgh 250th Anniversary Commission (2007-2008)

Board of Trustees, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA (2006-2009)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Curriculum Committee (2005-2007)

Board, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Historical Society (appointment by Chief Justice) (2004-2008)

Editorial Board, Duquesne University Press (2001 - 05)

Editorial Advisory Board, Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round-Table (Urbana, Illinois) (2006- )

Board of Editors, Albany Law Review, State Constitutional Commentary (2004- )

Advisory Board, State Justice Institute/National Association of Attorneys General, Project on State Constitutional Law (1993-2003)

Scholarship

Books

The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History

Presidents and the Constitution A Living History (Ken Gormley, ed., 2016).

The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr

Ken Gormley, The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr (2010).

The Pennsylvania Constitution: A Treatise on Rights and Liberties

Ken Gormley with Jeffrey Bauman, Joel Fishman and Leslie Kozler, eds., The Pennsylvania Constitution: A Treatise on Rights and Liberties (2004, supplement 2014).

Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation

Ken Gormley, Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation (hardback Addison-Wesley 1997, paperback Perseus Books 1999).

The Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment of 1991

Ken Gormley, The Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment of 1991 (1994).

Book Chapters

Archibald Cox

Ken Gormley, Archibald Cox, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Impeachment and the Independent Counsel: Collision in the Capitol

Ken Gormley, Impeachment and the Independent Counsel: Collision in the Capitol, in The Clinton Presidency and the Constitutional System 163 (Roseanna Perotti ed., Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2012).

Archibald Cox

Ken Gormley, Archibald Cox, in the Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (Roger K. Newman ed., 2009).

Archibald Cox

Ken Gormley, Archibald Cox, in The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives (2007).

Forward to Chinese translation of "The Court and the Constitution," Archibald Cox

Ken Gormley, Foreword to Chinese translation of Archibald Cox , The Court and the Constitution (2006).

Judge Learned Hand

Ken Gormley, Judge Learned Hand in Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia (John R. Vile, ed., 2003).

Archibald Cox and William M. Evarts

Ken Gormley, Archibald Cox and William M. Evarts, in Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia (John R. Vile, ed., 2001).

Book Reviews

The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies: by Jonathan Alter

Ken Gormley, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies: by Jonathan Alter, Wash. Post, June 28, 2013 (book review).

Bush 41's later in life, in letters

Ken Gormley, Bush 41's later in life, in letters, Wash. Post Book World, June 2, 2013 (review of All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings).

America's Unwritten Constitution: The Presidents and Principles We Live By, By Akhil Amar

Ken Gormley, America's Unwritten Constitution: The Presidents and Principles We Live By, By Akhil Amar, Wash. Post Book World, Oct.6, 2012.

Articles

The Legacy of Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille

Ken Gormley, The Legacy of Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, 53 Duq. L. Rev. 305 (2015)

Epilogue: A Century of Excellence

Ken Gormley, A Century of Excellence, 49 Duq. L. Rev. 635 (2011)

Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy: An Epilogue

Ken Gormley, Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy: An Epilogue, 47 Duq. L. Rev. 681 (2009). https://ssrn.com/abstract=1924432

Judicial Review in the Americas: Comments on the United States and Mexico

Ken Gormley, Judicial Review in the Americas: Comments on the United States and Mexico, 45 Duq. L. Rev. 393 (2007).

Carol Los Mansmann: Lawyer, Judge, and Public Servant (Comments)

Ken Gormley, Carol Los Mansmann: Lawyer, Judge, and Public Servant (Comments), 46 Duq. L. Rev. 5 (2007) (with an introduction by Supreme Court Justice Samuel J. Alito, Jr.). https://ssrn.com/abstract=1930386

Secret Wiretaps: The Need for Legislative Reforms

Ken Gormley, Secret Wiretaps: The Need for Legislative Reforms, Jurist (March 20, 2006).

Education as a Fundamental Right: Building a New Paradigm

Ken Gormley, Education as a Fundamental Right: Building a New Paradigm, 2 Forum Pub. Pol'y 207 (University of Illinois) (2006).

The Lawyer as Artist

Ken Gormley, "The Lawyer as Artist" in "Symposium: The Lawyer as Poet Advocate: Bruce Springsteen and American Law", 14 Widener L.J. 753 (2005).

The Forgotten Supreme Court Justice

Ken Gormley, The Forgotten Supreme Court Justice, 68 Albany L. Rev. 295 (2005).https://ssrn.com/abstract=1927581

The Silver Anniversary of New Judicial Federalism

Ken Gormley, The Silver Anniversary of New Judicial Federalism, 66 Albany L. Rev. 101 (2003). https://ssrn.com/abstract=1927608

Exploring a European Union Constitution: Unexpected Lessons from the American Experience

Ken Gormley, Exploring a European Union Constitution: Unexpected Lessons from the American Experience, 35 Rutgers L.J. 69 (2003). https://ssrn.com/abstract=1927995

Racial Mind-Games and Reapportionment: When Can Race Be Considered (Legitimately) In Redistricting?

Ken Gormley, Racial Mind-Games and Reapportionment: When Can Race Be Considered (Legitimately) In Redistricting?, 4 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 735 (2002).

Monica Lewinsky, Impeachment, and the Death of the Independent Counsel Law: What Congress Can Salvage from the Wreckage - A Minimalist View

Ken Gormley, Monica Lewinsky, Impeachment, and the Death of the Independent Counsel Law: What Congress Can Salvage from the Wreckage - A Minimalist View, 60 Md. L. Rev. 97 (2001). https://ssrn.com/abstract=1930411

The Kentucky Bill of Rights, A Bicentennial Celebration

The Kentucky Bill of Rights: A Bicentennial Celebration
80 Kentucky Law Journal 1 (with Ken Gormley)

Privacy and the States

Privacy and the States
65 Temple Law Review 1279 (with Ken Gormley)

Should Congress Reauthorize the Independent Counsel Law?

Ken Gormley, Should Congress Reauthorize the Independent Counsel Law?, 78 Cong. Dig. 144 (May, 1999).

Impeachment and the Independent Counsel: A Dysfunctional Union

Ken Gormley, Impeachment and the Independent Counsel: A Dysfunctional Union, 51 Stanford L. Rev. 309 (1999). https://ssrn.com/abstract=202029

An Original Model of the Independent Counsel Statute

Ken Gormley, An Original Model of the Independent Counsel Statute, 97 Michigan L. Rev. 601 (1998). https://ssrn.com/abstract=202028

The Short-Lived Burial of Miranda (Comments)

Ken Gormley, The Short-Lived Burial of Miranda (Comments), 59 Albany L. Rev. 1725 (1996). https://ssrn.com/abstract=1927945

The Pennsylvania Constitution After Edmunds

Ken Gormley, The Pennsylvania Constitution After Edmunds, J.D., 3 Widener J. Pub. L. 55 (1993).

Professionalism, Pittsburgh Style

Ken Gormley, Professionalism, Pittsburgh Style, 140 Pitt. L.J. 39 (1992).

One Hundred Years of Privacy

Ken Gormley, One Hundred Years of Privacy, 1992 Wis. L. Rev. 1335 (1992).

Foreword: A New Constitutional Vigor For The Nation's Oldest Court

Ken Gormley, Foreword: A New Constitutional Vigor For The Nation's Oldest Court, 64 Temp. L. Rev. 215 (1991).

Significant Developments In State Constitutional Law, 1988

Ken Gormley, Significant Developments In State Constitutional Law, 1988, 2 Emerging Issues St. Const. L. 1 (1989).

Ten Adventures In State Constitutional Law

Ken Gormley, Ten Adventures In State Constitutional Law, 1 Emerging Issues State Const. L. 29 (Inaugural Issue, 1988).

Project: State Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure: A Primer for the 21st Century

Ken Gormley (ed.), Project: State Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure: A Primer for the 21st Century, 67 Or. L. Rev. 689 (1988).

State Constitutions and Criminal Procedure: A Primer for the 21st Century

Ken Gormley, State Constitutions and Criminal Procedure: A Primer for the 21st Century, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper, Paper No. 2011-06 (1998). https://ssrn.com/abstract=1928077

The New Story of State Constitutions

Ken Gormley, The New Story of State Constitutions, Vol. 9, Pa. Law. (March, 1987), reprinted in the Idaho B.J. (August, 1987).

Private Conspiracies and the Constitution - A Modern Vision of 42 U.S.C. §1985(3)

Ken Gormley, Private Conspiracies and the Constitution - A Modern Vision of 42 U.S.C. §1985(3), 64 Texas L. Rev. 527 (1985).

Other

The Nixon Pardon at 40: Ford Looks Better Than Ever

Ken Gormley (with David Shribman), The Nixon Pardon at 40: Ford Looks Better Than Ever, The Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2014.

Rename Pittsburgh's U.S. courthouse for Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr.: Our grand federal court building should be named for one of its greatest jurists

Ken Gormley, Rename Pittsburgh's U.S. courthouse for Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr.: Our grand federal court building should be named for one of its greatest jurists, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 15, 2014.

Heading in the Right Direction

Ken Gormley, Heading in the Right Direction, Pa. Law. 31 (May/June 2014).

The Saturday Night Massacre 40 Years Later: How our Constitution Trumped a Reckless President

Ken Gormley, The Saturday Night Massacre 40 Years Later: How our Constitution Trumped a Reckless President, Constitutional Daily, National Constitution Center (November 15, 2013).

Wisdom from Watergate

Ken Gormley, Wisdom from Watergate, POLITICO, October, 2013 (Op-ed).

The New Pledge that Congress Should Take

Ken Gormley, The New Pledge that Congress Should Take, Politico, Oct. 26, 2012.

A Response to ‘Dr. No:' The importance of saying ‘yes' to legal education in American

Ken Gormley, A Response to ‘Dr. No:' The importance of saying ‘yes' to legal education in American, Pa. Law. Jan./Feb. 2012 at 22.

Duquesne Law School 1911-2011

Ken Gormley, Duquesne Law School 1911-2011, Spiritan Horizons, Issue 6, Fall 2011, pp.63-75.

American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Ken Gormley, American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Pittsburgh, Post-Gazette, Sunday, January 10, 2010; also published in Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, January 10, 2010.

Can the Independent Counsel Law Be Saved?

Ken Gormley, Can the Independent Counsel Law Be Saved?, 21 Leg. Times (February 22, 1999).

Should We Ditch the Independent Prosecutor Law? (Dialogue with Professor Akhil Reed Amar)

Ken Gormley, Should We Ditch the Independent Prosecutor Law? (Dialogue with Professor Akhil Reed Amar), Slate Magazine, February 16-19, 1999.

Reapportioning Election Districts: An Exercise in Self-Preservation

Ken Gormley, Reapportioning Election Districts: An Exercise in Self-Preservation, USA Today Magazine, January, 1997.

Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Civil Rights Movement

Ken Gormley, Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Civil Rights Movement, 78 A.B.A. J. 62 (June, 1992).