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Douglas W. Kmiec, J.D.
Professor of Constitutional Law and Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law
Ambassador of the United States (Ret.)

Office: School of Law (SOL)

  • J.D., University of Southern California, 1976
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1973, with honors

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An American legal scholar, diplomat, and author, former Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec holds the Caruso Family Chair. He has focused the chair toward constitutional and human rights law. The Ambassador's work has won much acclaim, including prestigious fellowship and honorary degree. Ambassador Kmiec is a popular speaker at commencements and other university wide conclaves.


Academic Interests
  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Morality


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Book Chapters

  • Douglas W. Kmiec, Same-sex Marriage and the Coming Anti-Discrimination Campaigns Against Religion, in SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: EMERGING CONFLICTS (2008) .
  • Douglas W. Kmiec, Marriage and Family, in NEVER A MATTER OF INDIFFERENCE: SUSTAINING VIRTUE IN A FREE REPUBLIC (Peter Berkowitz ed., Hoover Institution Press 2003) .
  • Douglas W. Kmiec, The Rule of Law & the President's Executive Order Practice, in THE RULE OF LAW IN THE WAKE OF CLINTON (CATO Press 2000) . WorldCat

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