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Charles D. Kelso

Charles Kelso

Professor of Law
A.B., J.D., University of Chicago
LL.M., J.S.D., Columbia University
LL.D., John Marshall


Phone: 916.739.7001
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Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Professor Charles Kelso was a law clerk to Justice Sherman Minton of the U.S. Supreme Court before entering teaching as perhaps the youngest law professor ever. A law professor for the last six decades, he has authored four books and more than 70 articles. Although his primary field is constitutional law, he is an expert in a number of fields. He has chaired several national committees for the Association of American Law Schools, the American Bar Association, and the Law School Admissions Council. And he has been a consultant to more than 20 ABA law schools on various topics, including the design of facilities, curriculum, and clinical education programs.

Courses: American Legal History, First Amendment

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