Adrian Van Kaam, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence

Bruce Ledewitz

Bruce Ledewitz is a professor of law at Duquesne University School of law. He teaches in the areas of state and federal constitutional law and jurisprudence, specializing in law and religion and law and the secular. Ledewitz is co-director of the Duquesne University School of Law's Pennsylvania Constitution website.

In 1981, Ledewitz founded the Allegheny County Death Penalty Project, which he directed for 13 years. He co-founded the Western Pennsylvania Coalition Against the Death Penalty and served from 1985-1990 as secretary of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. He is past winner of the Allegheny County Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Liberty Award, the Marjorie Matson Civil Liberties Award and the Inaugural Dr. John & Liz Murray Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship in 2012.

The Rev. Adrian Van Kaam, C.S.Sp. was a member of the Psychology Department who founded the Institute of Formative Spirituality in 1964. The institute flourished until 1994 and awarded 25 Ph.D.s and 670 Master's degrees.