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David R. Upham, Ph.D.

Dr. David Upham

Director of Legal Studies
Associate Professor

 Braniff 214
Phone: 972-721-5186


  Constitutional Law and History, Political and Legal Theory


  J.D., University of Texas School of Law (2005)
  Ph.D., University of Dallas (2002)
  M.A., University of Dallas (2000)
  M.A., Boston College (1995)
  B.A., Middlebury College (1993)
  Certificat d’Études Politiques, Institut d’Études Politiques (Paris) (1992)

Recent Courses
  POL 1311 Principles of American Politics
  POL 3323/5302 Constitutional Law
  POL 3360/5308 Lincoln and His Times
  POL 3327 Civil Rights
  POL 4352 Public Law and Administration 

Recent and Representative Publications
Several of Dr. Upham's scholarly papers, including recent work, are available on his SSRN page.

Interracial Marriage and the Original Understanding of the Privileges or Immunities Clause, 42 Hastings Const. L. Q. 213 (2015).

"Pope Pius XI's Extraordinary--But Undeserved--Praise of the American Supreme Court," Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, 2012

"In 'Candy Cane Case,' Conservatives Should Root for the Principals," National Review Online, June 16, 2011

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