For The Record

One of the country’s leading constitutional law scholars, Kurt T. Lash, will join the University of Richmond School of Law in the 2017–18 school year. Lash currently serves on the faculty at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he is the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law and the co-director for the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and Law.

“Professor Lash’s contributions to the field of constitutional law have shaped our legal and historical understanding of the Bill of Rights, the Reconstruction amendments, and the rule of the courts,” said Wendy Perdue, dean.

Lash is an expert on the Ninth and 14th amendments, authoring The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents (under contract with University of Chicago Press), The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship (Cambridge University Press), and The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment (Oxford University Press).

His articles have appeared in many of the country’s top law reviews, and the Supreme Court and U.S. courts of appeals have cited his work on numerous occasions. Lash earned his law degree from Yale University and clerked for Judge Robert Beezer on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

“We’re proud and excited to have a scholar of Professor Lash’s caliber join our already excellent team of constitutional law faculty here at Richmond Law,” Perdue said.