RONALD D. ROTUNDA
Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence
Chapman University

The Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Room 406
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866-1032
Telephone:  (714) 628-2698
Fax: (714) 628-2576

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I was University Professor and Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law until August, 2008.  From 2002 to 2006, I was the George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law.

Before that, I was the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, until May, 2002.

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My main areas of legal research, teaching, and writing are: Constitutional Law and Legal Ethics

Please click above for a selected list of publications.  Several of my books include the following:

·         Problems and Materials on Professional Responsibility (Foundation Press, New York, N.Y., 11th ed. 2011), the leading course book in legal ethics, along with a yearly supplement, coauthored with Professor Thomas D. Morgan. These books are used in approximately 254 different academic institutions (on the college or law school level.)

·         Six volume Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure (5th ed., Thomson-West, St. Paul, Minn. 2012-2013) coauthored with Professor John E. Nowak, with annual supplements, cited in thousands of state and federal courts decisions and scholarly articles.

·         Constitutional Law (8th ed. Thomson-West, St. Paul, Minn. 2010)(coauthored with Professor John E. Nowak). As of the year 2000, this is the 7th most cited treatise in the United States.  Fred R. Shapiro, The Most-Cited Legal Books Published Since 1978, 29 Journal of Legal Studies 397, 405 (2000).

·         Principles of Constitutional Law (West-Thomson/Reuters, St. Paul, Minnesota, 4th ed. 2010) (with John E. Nowak).

·         Modern Constitutional Law: Cases and Notes (10th ed., West Thomson Reuters, St. Paul, Minn. 2012), a widely used casebook on Constitutional Law.

·         Legal Ethics: The Lawyer's Deskbook on Professional Responsibility (ABA Thomson-West & ABA, 11th ed. 2013), a one-volume treatise on Legal Ethics, the recipient of rave reviews (coauthored with Professor John Dzienkowski).

·         Professional Responsibility: A Student’s Guide (ABA Thomson-West & ABA, 2013-2014) (“the premier text that examines the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Code of Judicial Conduct, the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, and the case law”)

·         Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution (Carolina Academic Press, Durham, N.C. 1987) (with introduction), coauthored with Professor John E. Nowak.

·         Legal Ethics in a Nutshell (West Group, St. Paul, Minnesota, 4th ed. 2013, Nutshell Series).

·         헌법: 개인의 자유와 절차를[American Constitutional Law: Individual Liberties and Procedure; published in Korean] (Korean Constitutional Court, 1999) (with John E. Nowak).

·         언론의 자유와 미국 헌법, [Freedom of Speech and the American Constitution] (Korean Studies Information Co. Ltd., Korea, 2007) (translated into Korean by Professor Lee Boo-Ha, Yeungnam University College of Law and Political Science), coauthored with Professor John E. Nowak.

"The phrase, 'US Constitution,' is a phrase familiar to Koreans, but in reality it is an area that is not easy to approach given our differing legal systems. However, the US Constitution is applicable in many different aspects of our (Korean) Constitution. Comparative study of other countries' constitutions provides an important tool in understanding our current Constitution. Comparative studies focusing solely on the different countries' constitutions provide insufficient understanding of the constitutions' fundamental characteristics; therefore, an analysis of how the Constitution gets interpreted and applied through analysis of caselaw provides important insights into understanding the constitution."

·         概論 アメリカの法曹倫理 3――事例解説 [Introduction to American Legal Ethics] (translated by Naoyuki Toyama) (Thomson Reuters, Japan UNI Agency, Inc. Tokyo, 2012).

紹介 アメリカのロースクールで人気の書籍、日本上陸!弁護士に求められる倫理観とは?  ウォーターゲート事件の解明に寄与したアメリカを代表する法律家が、クリントン元大統領のセクハラ事件、企業破綻のエンロン事件など多くの事件を取り上げて簡明に解説。「ある人々は、倫理というのは母のひざの上で教わるものであると考えている。実は、法曹倫理はそれより複雑なものである。法曹倫理を感覚的にとらえている人は、利益相反の複雑さを正しく理解していないために、裁判所によって不適格だと見なされる。例えば、今日の多くの弁護士は、弁護士の資格剥奪(欠格処分)や利益相反に関しての近年の進展に無知である。」(「序文」より)

著者プロフィール ロナルド・D・ロタンダ(ロタンダ,R.DRonald D. Rotunda アメリカの代表する法律家のひとり。1945年生まれ。
ハーバード大学を卒業し、ハーバード・ロー・レビュー編集委員、ジョージ・メイスン大学財団法学教授(2002年)、ジョージ・メイスン大学ロースクール教授(2006年)を経て、2008年からはチャップマン大学ロースクール教授となり現在に至っている。 主な専門分野はアメリカ合衆国憲法と法曹倫理である。主な活動として、上院のウォーターゲート委員会に弁護士委員として関与したり、クリントン大統領時代にケン・スター独立検察官のアドバイザーとして関わったりしたのが特に有名である。専門分野における同氏の主な論文の引用回数は、全米でも上位にランクされている。 主な著書として「専門家責任に関する重要事例」、「近代憲法」、「法曹倫理」その他多数ある。

 

·         Professional Responsibility (West, 9th ed. 2011)(Black Letter Series).


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