Mark Kende Prof ile
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Professor of Law

James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law

Director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutionalism, Civil Rights, Cyberlaw, Civil Procedure


J.D. University of Chicago
  Law Review
B.A. Yale University, cum laude, Philosophy Honors


Drake Professor since 2004
Visiting Professor, Notre Dame Law School
Professor of Law, University of Montana Law School
Attorney, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C., Chicago, IL
Clerk, Honorable  Julian Cook Jr., Eastern District, Michigan

Selected Publications

Author, Constitutional Rights in Two Worlds, South Africa and the United States, Cambridge University Press (2009)

Co-author, Theater Law: Cases and Materials, Carolina Academic Press

"Foul Language" in Courting the Yankees: Legal Essays on the Bronx Bombers, Carolina Academic Press

"Gender Stereotypes in South African and American Constitutional Law: The Advantages of a Pragmatic Approach to Equality and Transformation," 117 South African Law Journal 745

"The Constitutionality of New Contempt Powers for Federal Magistrates," 53 Hastings Law Journal 567

"The Supreme Court's Approach to the First Amendment in Cyberspace: Free Speech As Technology's Hand-Maiden," 14 Constitutional Commentary 465

Significant Accomplishments

Visiting Professor of Law, University of Paris II -
Pantheon (2011)

Chair, AALS Section on Constitutional Law (2008)

Association of American Law Schools, Africa Section Chair

Fulbright Senior Scholar, South Africa

Teacher of the Year Award, Montana Law School

Scholar of the Year Award, Montana Law School


Click here to view Professor Mark Kende's curriculum vitae.

Justice For All

"I spent a year in South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar and was able to observe the results of a constitutional transformation from Apartheid to a democratic non-racist government. Their Constitutional Court has vigorously enforced new political, civil, and even socio-economic rights. Though the U.S. Constitution is much older than the South African Constitution, it still serves as the framework for our democracy, providing the promise of equality and justice for all. Teaching constitutional law is exciting because it allows me to work with students to understand what a constitution means and how it can help bring about social justice."

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