Duquesne University School of Law

Ken Gormley, J.D.

Duquesne University President and Professor of Law

Office: Hanley Hall 410

Phone Number: (412) 396-6281

E-Mail Address: president@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Harvard Law School, 1980
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1977

Ken Gormley, the 11th dean of the School of Law, became Duquesne University's 13th president in July 2016. Gormley joined Duquesne's law faculty in 1994, after teaching at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and engaging in private practice. Gormley earned his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1977, summa cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1980. Gormley's work on a myriad of legal/historical topics has earned him a national reputation as a leading constitutional scholar. In 1997, he published "Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation" (Perseus Books 1997), the authorized biography of one of the leading lawyers and public servants of the 20th century. The Cox book was awarded the 1999 Bruce K. Gould Book Award for outstanding publication relating to the law. In 2010, Gormley published "The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr" (Crown), a New York Times bestseller chronicling the scandals that nearly destroyed the Clinton Presidency. "The Death of American Virtue" received a 2011 Silver-Gavel Award (Honorable Mention) from the American Bar Association as well as international critical acclaim. Gormley has testified in the United States Senate three times. He also served as president of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the first academic to hold that position in the organization's 137-year history. From 1998-2001, Gormley served as mayor of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania. A life-long resident of Pittsburgh, Gormley and his wife Laura have four children, Carolyn, Luke, Rebecca, and Madeleine.

Constitutional Law

Government Testimony

  • Testimony, Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, “Providing Civil Legal Services to Low-Income Clients” (October, 2013).
  • Testimony, “Civil Legal Representation of the Indigent.  Have We Achieved Equal Access to Justice?”  Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee Public Hearing, October 29, 2013.
  • Testimony, “Proposed Constitutional Amendment:  Retirement Age of Judges,” Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee, Sub-Committee on Courts, April 18, 2013.
  • Testimony, United States Senate, Judiciary Committee, “Bush Administration Wiretaps and Scope of Presidential Power,” in hearings on “Wartime Executive Power and the NSA’s Surveillance Authority,” (Washington D.C. 2006, broadcast on C-SPAN television), February 28, 2006.
  • Testimony, Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, “Proposed Amendments to State Obscenity Law Dealing with Virtual Child Pornography,” Harrisburg, PA (2003).
  • Testimony, United States Senate, Judiciary Committee, “Possible Constitutional Amendments to the President’s Pardon Power,” (Washington D.C. 2001)       (broadcast on CNN, C-SPAN and Fox News television).
  • Testimony, United States Senate, Committee on Governmental Affairs (Washington D.C.), “Reforming the Independent Counsel Law” (1999).

Programs Organized

  • Organizer, “President Ford’s Pardon of Richard M. Nixon:  A 40-Year Retrospective,” Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan (October 20, 2014) (broadcast on C-SPAN television).
  • Organizer and co-moderator, “The Saturday Night Massacre: 40 Years Later,” National Press Club, Washington, D.C. (with Justice Stephen Breyer, Bob Woodward, William Ruckelsaus and others) (broadcast on C-SPAN television) (October, 2013).
  • Organizer, “An Afternoon with Justice Clarence Thomas” (co-moderated with Judge Thomas Hardiman), Duquesne University (April 9, 2013) (broadcast on C-SPAN television).
  • Organizer, “Lily Ledbetter: Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond,” Duquesne University, (co-hosted by The Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division and the Institute for Gender Equality) (April 16, 2012).
  • Organizer, “An Afternoon with Judge Richard Posner,” Duquesne University (included presentation of inaugural John & Liz Murray Award for Excellence in Scholarship to Judge Posner) (March 22, 2012).
  • Organizer, “Maxo Vanka’s Masterpiece: The Murals at St. Nicholas Church,” Duquesne University, (featuring Pittsburgh filmmaker Kenneth Love and film narrator, Bishop David A. Zubik) (January   19, 2012).
  • Organizer, “Centennial Celebration of Duquesne Law School with Justice Antonin Scalia,” (A.J. Palumbo Center)(September 24, 2011).
  • Organizer, “Clinton vs. Starr: Collision in the Capitol (An Historic Gathering),” Georgetown University Law Center, Gewertz Student Center Washington D.C. (co-sponsored by Georgetown Law School and Georgetown Public Policy Institute) (filmed for C-SPAN television) (April 15, 2011).
  • Organizer, “Attorney General Eric Holder:  Centennial Keynote Address,” Duquesne University School of Law (February 23, 2011).
  • Organizer, “Tribute to Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy:  Special Session of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” Duquesne University (2009).
  • Organizer and Moderator, “Tribute to Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. – Recipient of the Carol Los Mansmann Award for Distinguished Public Service,” Duquesne University School of Law (broadcast on “America and the Courts” program, C-SPAN Televiscon) (2007).
  • Organizer, “What is Life Worth?:  A Special Presentation by Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master of 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund,” Duquesne University School of Law (2006).
  • Organizer and Co-Moderator (with Julian Bond), “Brown v. Board of Education:  A 50-Year Commemoration” (co-sponsored by Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site) (broadcast on “American Perspectives” program, C-SPAN television) (2004).
  • Organizer and Moderator, “President Truman and the Steel Seizure Case:  A 50-Year Retrospective” Duquesne University School of Law (co-sponsored by the Truman Presidential Library & Institute) (2002).
  • Organizer, “Sandra Day O’Connor:  Twenty Years On The Supreme Court,” Duquesne University School of Law (2001) (in conjunction with the Federal Bar Association, Western Pennsylvania chapter).
  • Organizer, “Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary” (with biographer Juan Williams), Duquesne University School of Law (2000).
  • Organizer and Moderator, “President Ford’s Pardon of Richard M. Nixon,” (Duquesne University, 1999) (Broadcast on C-SPAN television).
  • Co-Organizer and Moderator, “Archibald Cox:  A Tribute to a Life of Public Service,” (Georgetown University Law Center, 1997) (Broadcast on C-SPAN television).
  • Organizer and Speaker, “Archibald Cox:  Conscience of a Nation,” (Duquesne University School of Law, 1997).
  • Organizer, “Robert F. Kennedy:  Attorney General,” (Duquesne University, 1996) (Broadcast on C-SPAN television).
  • Organizer, “Learned Hand:  The Myth, the Man and the Judge,” (Duquesne University School of Law, 1995).
  • Organizer, “The Saturday Night Massacre:  A 20-Year Retrospect,” (University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1993).
  • Organizer, “Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Civil Rights Movement,” (University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1992).

Presentations and Programs Moderated

  • Speaker, “President Ford’s Pardon of Richard M. Nixon,” Contemporary Issues Forum, Chautauqua, N.Y. (August 2, 2014).
  • Amphitheater Speaker/Moderator, “Privacy and Liberty versus National Security:  A Conversation with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales,” Chautauqua Institution, N.Y. (July 11, 2014).
  • Moderator, Women in the Law Division Program, Allegheny County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Conference, Seven Springs Resort, PA (June, 2014).
  • Speaker, “Watergate: Nixon, the Presidency and the Constitution,” University of Costa Rica Law School and Judicial School of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (June, 2014).
  • Panelist, “Third Circuit Review,” Federal Courts Section, Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA (May, 2014).
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Saturday Night Massacre,” Pennsylvania Bar Association, Conference of County Bar Leaders, State College, PA (February, 2014).
  • Panelist, American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, “The Price of Justice,” Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, Pittsburgh, PA (January, 2014).
  • Introductory remarks, Allegheny County Bar Association Membership Lunch (introducing author Laurence Leamer) (November, 2013).
  • Keynote address, Philadelphia Bench-Bar Conference, Atlantic City, N.J., “The Saturday Night Massacre” (October, 2013).
  • Comments, Legal Services Corporation National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, “How Law Schools Can Help Deliver Legal Services to the Underserved” (October, 2013).
  • Speaker, Jefferson County Bar Association’s Judges Regional Unit III, “The Saturday Night Massacre,” (October, 2013).
  • Keynote address, Beaver County Bench-Bar, “The Clinton Presidency” (September 2013).
  • Keynote address, 42nd Annual Conference of PA State Mayors’ Association, “The Role of Mayor as Community Leader,” Pittsburgh, PA (July 19, 2013).
  • Speaker, “The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr,” at various national venues:
        • Yale Law School (New Haven, CT) (April 13, 2011).
        • Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA) (September 7, 2010).
        • University of Pennsylvania: Law School, Inns of Court (Philadelphia, PA).
        • Clinton School of Public Policy (Little Rock, AR) (April 26, 2010).
        • Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, NY) (August 26, 2010).
        • American College of Trial Lawyers (Hershey, PA) (June 1, 2010).
        • Duquesne University (with E.J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post, moderator) (May 18, 2010).
        • Amerika Haus (Cologne, Germany) (June, 2010).
        • Tuoro Law School (Long Island, N.Y) (April 21, 2010).
        • Rutgers University, Eagleton Institute (New Brunswick, N.J.) (September 24, 2010).
        • San Diego Trial Lawyers Association (co-hosted by Thomas Jefferson Law School) (San Diego, CA) (March 4, 2011).
        • Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Inns of Courts (Covington, KY) (January 19, 2011).
        • Federal Court Historical Society, Kansas City, Missouri (Truman Library, Kansas City) (February 10, 2011).
        • Andrews Kurth LLP Retreat (San Antonio, Texas) (April 4, 2011).
        • U.S. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judges’ Retreat (Bedford Springs, PA) (November 8, 2010).
        • Commonwealth Court Historical Society (Harrisburg, PA) (July 5, 2012).
        • Erie County Bar Association (Bayfront Convention Center, Erie, PA) (July 9, 2011).
        • Pennsylvania Supreme and Superior Court Retreat (Bedford Springs, PA) (July 15, 2011).
        • Pennsylvania Trial Judges Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) (February 16, 2011).
        • Federalist Society of Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, PA) (May 6, 2010).
        • Allegheny County Bar Association Quarterly Luncheon (Pittsburgh, PA) (April 23, 2010).
        • Washington County Bench-Bar Conference (Washington, PA) (January 28, 2011).
        • Williston, Northampton School (Easthampton, MA) (April 12, 2011).
        • Westmoreland County Bar Association (Westmoreland, PA) (September 27, 2011).
  • Speaker, “The Role of Mayor as Community Leader, “Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association Conference, Pittsburgh (July 19, 2013).
  • Panelist, “The End of Affirmative Action? Fisher, Schuette, and the Future of Race in Admissions,” Allegheny County Bar Association Asian Attorneys Committee, Engineers Club Pittsburgh (May 21, 2013).
  • Panelist, “Third Circuit Review,” Federal Courts Section, Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh (May, 2013).
  • Speaker, “What We Can Learn About Professionalism from Lincoln?” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh (May 9, 2013).
  • Panelist, “Controlling Speech in 2013:  Money, Politics and Power,” Law Policy Forum: Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia (April 8, 2013).
  • Speaker, Erie Inns of Court, Erie Yacht Club (March 2013).
  • Speaker, Findlay University, Ritz Auditorium (Findlay, Ohio) (March, 2013).
  • Speaker, “Reflecting on Whitewater:  Lessons in the Art of Negotiating Proffer Agreements Through the Prism of a Presidential Crisis,” Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Philadelphia (Nov. 9, 2012).
  • Keynote Address, “Current Constitutional Issues in the Americas,” Duquesne University School of Law (Nov. 9, 2012).
  • Speaker, “Hot Diversity Legal Issues,” Annual Diversity Summit, Pennsylvania Bar Association (Oct. 26, 2012).
  • Speaker, “Law School Graduates in a Tough Economy – The Deans’ Perspective,” Allegheny County Bar Association, Membership Luncheon, “Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh (Oct. 10, 2012).
  • Panelist, “Is the Legal Education Bubble Bursting?” Pre-Law Advisors’ National Council, Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2012).
  • Co-Moderator/Presenter, “Third Circuit Review,” Federal Courts Section, Allegheny County Bar Association, U.S. Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA (April 17, 2012).
  • Speaker, “The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr,” Fayette County Bar Association/Penn             State Fayette, Uniontown, PA (April 10, 2012).
  • Keynote Speaker, “The Death of American Virtue: Ethical Compromises in the Clinton-Starr Wars,” International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2012 Annual Conference, Palm Beach, Florida (March 30, 2012).
  • Speaker, China University of Political Science and Law, Research Center of U.S. Congress, “The American Congress and Presidential Impeachments, “Beijing, China (January 6, 2012).
  • Presenter, Chaoyan Lawyer Society, Beijing, China (January 5, 2012).
  • Presenter, Conference of County Bar Leaders – State College (February 2011). Speaker, “Offers and Proffers: Negotiating Agreements for Cooperating Witnesses and Defendants,” American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA (December 8, 2011).
  • Keynote Speaker, Author’s Event, The Forum, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (November 17, 2011).
  • Keynote Speaker, Luzerne County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Conference, Wilkes-Barre, PA, (November 10, 2011).
  • Moderator, “WikiLeaks, the Sequel - Preparing and Defending American Corporations Against Wholesale Disclosure of Confidential Information,” Defense Research Institute national conference, Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C. (October 28, 2011).
  • Speaker, “Scholarly Scrutiny: A Dueling Dissection of the Supreme Court’s Term,” Council of Chief Judges, State Courts of Appeal, Annual Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, (October 24, 2011.)
  • Panelist, “Constitutional Litigation:  Procedural Protections of Constitutionalism in the Americas…And Beyond,” Duquesne University School of Law)( Nov. 5, 2010).
  • Commentator, Pennsylvania Superior Court, En Banc Session (filmed for Pennsylvania Cable Network), (June 7, 2011).
  • Commentator, Pennsylvania Supreme Court - - Historic First Televised Session (filmed for Pennsylvania Cable Network) (September 13, 2011).
  • Keynote Speaker, Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections Training Academy, March 18, 2011.
  • CLE Presentation, “Separation of Church and State: Modern Constitutional Cases, Summer Study in Vatican City, Rome Italy (July 2011) (with Honorable Maureen Lally-Green).
  • Speaker, “100 Years of Excellence: The Centennial of Duquesne University Law School,” Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh (September, 2011).
  • Moderator, “Conversation with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales,” Allegheny County Bench-Bar Conference, Seven Springs, PA (June 17, 2011).
  • Panelist, “Long Division: Redistricting in Pennsylvania,” Allegheny County Bar Association Asian Attorneys Committee and the Federalist Society of Western Pennsylvania, Rivers Club, Pittsburgh (May 18, 2012).
  • Speaker, Erie County Bar Association Conference (May, 2011).
  • Panelist, “Louis D. Brandeis and the Development of the Right of Privacy,”American Constitution Society, Washington, D.C. (2009).
  • Panelist, “The Third Branch Meets the Fourth Estate” (co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA) (broadcast on PCN and C-SPAN) (2009).
  • George E. Loebig Lecture, “Separation of Church and State, the Supreme Court and the Role of Catholic Law Schools in the United States,” The Saint Thomas More Society, Diocese of Pittsburgh (2009).
  • Moderator, The Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts and Leading Cases, presentation by Linda Greenhouse, Allegheny County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference, Seven Springs Resort (June 19, 2009).
  • Panelist, Fostering Diversity in Law Schools, National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (May 8, 2009).
  • Speaker, Our Court System:  Structure and Challenges, Leadership Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (March 5, 2009).
  • Participant, 2009 Historians Presidential Survey, C-SPAN (February 2009).
  • Speaker, President Truman, Robert Jackson and the Steel Seizure Case at the Warren County Courthouse, Warren, Pennsylvania.  (February 7, 2009).
  • Post-Show Panelist, “Frost-Nixon,” Benedum Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (December 2, 2008).
  • Panelist, Separation of Powers in the Americas and Beyond:  An International Seminar for United States Lawyers held at Duquesne University School of Law (November 7, 2008).
  • Speaker, “Your Constitutional Rights:  Balancing Between the Individual and Society,” Constitution Day, CCAC of North Hills (Sept. 2008).
  • Speaker, “The Clinton-Starr Wars:  A Collision in the Capital,” Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County (May, 2008).
  • Speaker, “Archibald and Phyllis Cox:  A lifetime of Public Service,” 20th Century Club, Pittsburgh, PA (April, 2008).
  • Moderator:  “Terrorism and the First Amendment,” Duquesne University (March, 2008).
  • Panelist, “Roundtable on Judicial Retention,” (with Judge D. Michael Fisher and Judge Thomas Munley), Pennsylvania Cable Network (October, 2007).
  • Moderator, “Archibald Cox:  The Duty of Public Service,” WDUQ public radio (funded by the Giant Eagle Foundation) (October, 2007).
  • Co-Moderator (with Professor John Barrett), Roundtable Discussion, “The Steel Seizure Case,” Co-sponsored by the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society and the Robert H. Jackson Center, May, 2007, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY.
  • Speaker, “President Ford’s Pardon of Richard M. Nixon,” Inns of Court, May 10, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Speaker, “Archibald Cox:  The Call of Duty,” Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2007.
  • Panelist, “Judicial Independence” (with Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy, Judge John E. Jones and Edward W. Madeira, Esq.), Pennsylvania Cable Network, January, 2007.
  • Panelist, W. Edward Sell Memorial Legal Lecture, “Privacy vs. Security – How Far Should The Government Go?”  Washington & Jefferson College (2006).
  • Speaker, “Third Circuit Review,” Federal Courts Section, Allegheny County Bar Association, May, 2006.
  • Speaker, “Education as a Fundamental Right,” Pennsylvania Bar Association, Minority Bar Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2006.
  • “Moderator, State of the Region:  Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Mayor Bob O’Connor,” Allegheny County Bar Association, March 2006.
  • Speaker, “Judging Alito:  Reviewing the Decisions of a Supreme Court Nominee,” Allegheny County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee, Pittsburgh, PA, January, 2006.
  • Speaker, “Impeachment and the Independent Counsel:  Collision in the Capitol,” Presidential Conference on William Jefferson Clinton, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, November 2005.
  • Keynote Speaker, Founders Day Convocation, “The First Amendment and Academic Freedom:  Celebrating Constitution Day,” Edinboro University, PA, September 16, 2005.
  • Speaker, “Education as a Fundamental Right:  Building a New Paradigm,” Oxford Round Table, Oxford University, England, July 11, 2005.
  • Moderator and Panelist:  “Writer’s Corner:  Lawyers and Authors,” Harvard Law School, April 15, 2005.
  • Speaker, “Third Circuit Review,” Federal Courts Section of Allegheny County Bar Association and U.S. District Court, May 3, 2005.
  • Speaker, “The Pennsylvania Constitution,” Pennsylvania State Trial Judges’ Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, February 26, 2005.
  • Speaker, Symposium, Widener Law School, Harrisburg, PA, February 24, 2005.
  • Speaker, “Federalism in the United States,” in Symposium on “Federalism in the Americas and Beyond,” Duquesne University, November 11, 2004.
  • Panelist, “Civil Liberties Issues:  The Patriot Act,” National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh, PA, October 14, 2004.
  • Speaker (with Governor Mark Warner of Virginia), Kennedy-Lawrence Dinner, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2004.
  • Moderator, “A Conversation with Juan Williams:  The Legacy of Thurgood Marshall,” Allegheny County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Conference, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania (2004).
  • Moderator, “Brown v. Board of Education,” Leadership Pittsburgh Program (2004).
  • Speaker, “Brown v. Board of Education’s Golden Anniversary,” State and Federal Judges’ Dinner, Pittsburgh, May, 2004.
  • Moderator, USA Patriot Act Debate, sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, Pittsburgh, (2003).
  • Speaker, “President Truman and the Steel Seizure Case:  Parallels to Today’s War on Terrorism?”  Chautauqua Institution, Current Issues Forum, Chautauqua, NY (2003).
  • Moderator, “Dee Dee Myers on the President, the Press and Politics,” Allegheny             County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Conference, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania (2003).
  • Speaker, “Constitutional Law Update,” Superior Court of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, Nemacolin, Pennsylvania (2003).
  • Moderator and Speaker, “Supreme Court Review,” co-sponsored by Duquesne University School of Law and the Federal Bar Association (2003).
  • Speaker, “Exploring a European Union Constitution:  Unexpected Lessons from the American Experience,” R.I.Z. Law Centre for European and International Cooperation, Cologne, Germany (2002).            Speaker, Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, “Watergate and the Clinton Scandals:  Heroes and Victims” (2002).
  • Speaker, Society for Professional Journalists (same) (2002).
  • Panelist, Symposium, “Bidding Adieu to the Clinton Administration:  Assessing the Ramifications of the Clinton ‘Scandals’ on the Office of the President and on the Executive Branch Investigations” (University Of Maryland, Baltimore, 2001).
  • Speaker, Serra Club of Pittsburgh (2001).
  • Speaker, Harvard Law School, “Are Special Prosecutors Really Dead?” (2000).
  • Speaker, “Uncovering the Paula Jones Case,” Inns of Court, Allegheny County Bar Association (2000).
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Bar Association Symposium on the State Constitution, State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA (2000).
  • Keynote Speaker, Pitt News Annual Banquet, University of Pittsburgh (2000).
  • Speaker, “Much Ado About Books,” Jacksonville, Florida (2000).
  • Speaker, Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonville, Florida (2000).
  • Speaker, “Leadership and Conscience:  A Practical guide,” Carnegie Mellon University (2000).
  • Amphitheater Speaker, Chautauqua Institution (N.Y.), “A Post-Mortem of the Lewinsky Scandal and Clinton Impeachment” (1999).
  • Speaker, The Aspen Institute (Colorado), “Archibald Cox:  Conscience of a Nation” (1999).
  • Speaker, Mercer Law School (Macon, GA), “Archibald Cox:  Conscience of a Nation” (broadcast on C-SPAN television) (1999).
  • Panelist, Third Circuit Judicial Conference (Pittsburgh, PA, 1999).
  • Speaker, University of New Mexico School of Law; Chicago Bar Association; Harvard Law School Association of Cleveland (OH); Chautauqua Institution (N.Y.); California Western College of Law (San Diego, CA); University of Akron LawCenter; Widener Law School (Harrisburg, PA); Capital Law School (Columbus, OH); University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg, PA); Westminster College (PA); Allegheny County Bar Association (PA); (all lectures on Archibald Cox biography in 1998).
  • Speaker, “The Future of the Independent Counsel” (with Archibald Cox, Gerald Gunther, Pam Karlan), Stanford Law School (1998).
  • Speaker, “The Future of Special Prosecutors after Whitewater” (Krinock Lecture Series), Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1998).
  • Speaker, “The Independent Counsel:  Theory and Practice” (with Honorable Richard Thornburgh), Federalist Society, (Pittsburgh, PA) (1998).
  • Panelist, 9th Annual Pre-Legal Lecture, Washington & Jefferson College (1998).
  • Speaker, “Archibald Cox:  The Life and Legend of a Public Servant,” (Harvard Law School, 1997).
  • Moderator and Speaker, “An Evening with Archibald Cox,” (John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, 1997).
  • Panelist, “Criminal Justice Forum,” Allegheny County Bar Association (1997).
  • Moderator, “Emerging Trends in Business and Corporate Law” (with Honorable Kenneth Starr) (Bradford, PA, 1996).
  • Panelist, “Talk Radio – How Far is Too Far?  Hate and Free Speech,” Allegheny County Bar Association, (1996).
  • Lecturer, “Pennsylvania Constitutional Law,” (Bar/Bri Bar Review Course) (Pittsburgh, PA, 1996-98).
  • Panelist, “Third Circuit Review,” Allegheny County Bar Association, Federal Courts Section, (1995-2000).
  • Panelist, “The Supreme Courts:  A Review,” (Continuing Legal Education Program) (Duquesne University School of Law, 1995).
  • Panelist, “Pennsylvania Constitutional Law,” (Continuing Legal Education Program) (Duquesne University School of Law, 1995).
  • Speaker, University of Louisville School of Law, Seminar on State Constitutional Law (1994).
  • Speaker, Boston University School of Law, Legal History Group, “Biography of Archibald Cox” (1993).
  • Speaker, Widener University Law School, Symposium on Pennsylvania Constitutional Law (1993).
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Seminar on Pennsylvania Constitutional Law (1993).
  • Faculty Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, “Law for the People” Program (1990-1993).
  • Faculty Member and Coordinator, Kentucky Supreme Court, Seminar on              Kentucky Constitution (Lexington, KY, 1990).
  • Speaker, Hastings Law School, Symposium on State Constitutional Law (1990).
  • Speaker, National Association of Attorneys General, Conference on State Constitutional Law (Washington, D.C. 1987-1989).
  • Speaker, Allegheny County Bench-Bar Conference (1986, 1991, 1997, 1998).

Please also visit Dean Gormley's SSRN Page and SelectedWorks Profile to access a selection of his publications.

Books and Chapters

  • “American Presidents and the Constitution” (Gormley, ed.), NYU Press (forthcoming 2015).
  • “Impeachment and the Independent Counsel:  Collision in the Capitol,” in THE CLINTON PRESIDENCY AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM (Roseanna Perotti, ed.) at 163 (Texas A&M University Press, 2012).
  • “Archibald Cox,” in AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY (Oxford University Press) (2012).
  • "The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr,” Crown Publishers/Random House (2010).
  • “Archibald Cox,” in THE YALE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN LAW (Roger K. Newman ed.) (Yale University Press 2009).
  • “Archibald Cox” (book chapter) in The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, (2007).
  • Foreword to Chinese translation of “The Court and the Constitution,” Archibald Cox (Peking University Press 2006).
  • “The Pennsylvania Constitution: A Treatise on Rights and Liberties” (George T. Bisel Co., 2004), (Ken Gormley principal editor) (with Bauman, Fishman & Kozler) (supplement 2014).
  • “Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia,” (John R. Vile, ed.), ABC-CLIO (2003) (chapter on Judge Learned Hand).
  • “Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia,” (John R. Vile, ed.), ABC-CLIO (2001) (chapters on Archibald Cox and William M. Evarts).
  • “Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation,” hardback published by Addison-Wesley (1997), paperback published by Perseus Books (1999).
  • “The Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment of 1991” (1994, Commw. of Pa. Press).

Law Review Articles

  • “Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy: An Epilogue,” 47 Duquesne L. Rev. 681 (2009).
  • “Carol Los Mansmann:  Lawyer, Judge and Public Servant,” 46 Duq. L. Rev. 5 (2007) (with an introduction by Supreme Court Justice Samuel J. Alito, Jr.)
  • Judicial Review in the Americas: Comments on the United States and Mexico,” 45 Duquesne L. Rev. 393 (2007).
  • “Education as a Fundamental Right: Building a New Paradigm,” 2 Forum on Public Policy 207 (University of Illinois) (2006).
  • “The Forgotten Supreme Court Justices,” 68 Albany L. Rev. 295 (2005).
  • “In Memoriam: Archibald Cox,” 118 Harvard L. Rev. 8 (2004).
  • The Lawyer as Artist” in “Symposium: The Lawyer as Poet Advocate: Bruce Springsteen and American Law,”  14 Widener Law J. 753 (2005).
  • “Exploring a European Union Constitution: Unexpected Lessons from the American Experience,” 35 Rutgers L.J. 69 (2003).
  • “Foreword:  President Truman and the Steel Seizure Case: A Symposium,”41 Duquesne L. Rev. 667 (2003).
  • “The Silver Anniversary of New Judicial Federalism,” 66 Albany L. Rev. 101 (2003).
  • “Racial Mind-Games and Reapportionment:  When Can Race Be Considered (Legitimately) In Redistricting?”  4 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 735 (2002).
  • “Monica Lewinsky, Impeachment, and the Death of the Independent Counsel Law:  What Congress Can Salvage From the Wreckage – a Minimalist View,” 60 Maryland L. Rev. 97 (2001).
  • “Impeachment and the Independent Counsel:  A Dysfunctional Union,” 51 Stanford L. Rev. 309 (1999).
  • “An Original Model of the Independent Counsel Statute,” 97 Michigan L. Rev. 601 (1998).
  • “The Short-Lived Burial of Miranda,” 59 Albany L. Rev. 1725 (1996).
  • The Pennsylvania Constitution After Edmunds,” 3 Widener J. Pub. L. 55 (1993).
  • “One Hundred Years of Privacy,” 1992 Wisconsin L. Rev. 1335 (1992).
  • “Privacy and the States,”  65 Temple L.Q. 1279 (1992) (Gormley & Hartman).
  • “Foreword:  A New Constitutional Vigor For The Nation’s Oldest Court,” 64 Temple L. Rev. 215 (1991).
  • “The Kentucky Bill of Rights, A Bicentennial Celebration,” 80 Kentucky L. J. 1 (1991) (Gormley & Hartman).
  • “Significant Developments In State Constitutional Law, 1988,” 2 Emerging Issues in State Constitutional Law 1 (1989).
  • “Project:  State Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure:  A Primer for the 21st Century,” (Gormley ed.) 67 Oregon L. Rev. 689 (1988).
  • “Ten Adventures In State Constitutional Law,”  1 Emerging Issues in State Constitutional Law 29 (Inaugural Issue, 1988).
  • “Private Conspiracies and the Constitution – A Modern Vision of 42 U.S.C. §1985(3),” 64 Texas L. Rev. 527 (1985).

Miscellaneous Legal Publications

  • Article, “Heading in the Right Direction,” PENNSYLVANIA LAWYER, 31 (May/June 2014).
  • Book Review, “The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies: by Jonathan Alter,” Washington Post (June 28, 2013).
  • Article, “The Saturday Night Massacre 40 Years Later: How our Constitution Trumped a Reckless President,” Constitutional Daily, National Constitution Center (November 15, 2013).
  • Op-ed, “Wisdom from Watergate,” POLITICO (October, 2013).
  • Bush 41’s later in life, in letters,” review of “All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings,” WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD, June 2, 2013.
  • The New Pledge that Congress Should Take,” POLITICO, Oct. 26, 2012.
  • America’s Unwritten Constitution:  The Presidents and Principles We Live By, By Akhil Amar,” WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD, Oct.6, 2012.
  • A Response to ‘Dr. No:’ The importance of saying ‘yes’ to legal education in American,” PENNSYLVANIA LAWYER Jan./Feb. 2012 at 22.
  • “Duquesne Law School 1911-2011,” SPIRITAN HORIZONS, Issue 6, Fall 2011, pp.63-75.
  • “Secret Wiretaps:  The Need for Legislative Reforms,” JURIST (Legal News & Research) (March 20, 2006).
  • “Can the Independent Counsel Law Be Saved?” 21 Legal Times 28 (February 22, 1999).
  • “Should We Ditch the Independent Prosecutor Law?” (Dialogue with Professor Akhil Reed Amar), Slate Magazine, (February 16-19, 1999).
  • “Should Congress Reauthorize the Independent Counsel Law?” 78 Congressional Digest 144 (May, 1999).
  • “Reapportioning Election Districts:  An Exercise in Self-Preservation,” USA Today Magazine 22 (January, 1997).
  • Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Civil Rights Movement,”              78 A.B.A. J. 62 (June, 1992).
  • Professionalism, Pittsburgh Style,” 140 Pitt L.J. 39 (1992).
  • “The New Story of State Constitutions,” Vol. 9, The Pennsylvania Lawyer (March, 1987), reprinted in the Idaho B.J. (August, 1987).

 Newspaper Publications

  • “The Nixon Pardon at 40: Ford Looks Better Than Ever,” The Wall Street Journal, Ken Gormley (with David Shribman), September 5, 2014.
  • “The Lesson of Watergate & Nixon’s resignation,” the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 2, 2014.
  • “Rename Pittsburgh’s U.S. courthouse for Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr.:  Our grand federal court building should be named for one of its greatest jurists,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 15, 2014.
  • “American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, January 10, 2010; also published in Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, January 10, 2010. 

Other Publications

  • Various Feature Articles, Book Reviews and Op-Ed Pieces, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, Atlanta Constitution, Buffalo News, Albuquerque Journal, The Pittsburgh Press, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Magazine.
  • Past Contributor, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Boston Real Paper, Rolling Stone Record Guide.

Bar Memberships: Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

President, Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA (2007-2008)

Board of Governors, Allegheny County Bar Association (2002-2009); Chair of Legislative Committee

Board Member, Gender Equality Institute Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association (2009- )

Vice Chair, Gender Equality Task Force, Allegheny County Bar Association (2006-2007)

Member, Legislative and Governmental Relations Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association (2006-2007)

Silver Gavel Award Committee, American Bar Association (appointment by President, ABA), (2013- )

Member, Task Force on the Pennsylvania Judicial System, Pennsylvania Bar Association (2006-2007)

Academic Consultant, Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Commission on Judicial Independence (2013- )

Board Member, Pennsylvania Judicial Society (2012-2013)

Member, Court Administration Vision Team, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (appointed by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald),(2012)

Board Member, Pennsylvania Policy Forum (2010- )

Advisory Committee, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy (Pittsburgh, PA) (2008- )

District Attorney's Working Group on Use of Force, appointed by District Attorney Steven Zappala, Jr. (blue-ribbon panel studying use of Tasers by police officers) (Allegheny County, PA, 2008-2009)

Advisory Board, Bernard G. Segal Institute for Appellate Advocacy, Philadelphia, PA (2006- )

Steering Committee, Pittsburgh 250th Anniversary Commission (2007-2008)

Board of Trustees, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA (2006-2009)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Curriculum Committee (2005-2007)

Board, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Historical Society (appointment by Chief Justice) (2004-2008)

Editorial Board, Duquesne University Press (2001 - 05)

Editorial Advisory Board, Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round-Table (Urbana, Illinois) (2006- )

Board of Editors, Albany Law Review, State Constitutional Commentary (2004- )

Advisory Board, State Justice Institute/National Association of Attorneys General, Project on State Constitutional Law (1993-2003)

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