Leading Law Professor to Speak at Williston

Professor Ken Gormley, dean of Duquesne University Law School and author of The Death of American Virtue, will be on campus for two events Monday, April 11. He will first visit a history class and lead a discussion of his scholarship on the Clinton impeachment trial and the Watergate investigation. At 6:30 p.m. he will give a public presentation in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center. View map.

In his recent book, Gormley presents new information on the tension between President Bill Clinton and special prosecutor Ken Starr, and how it morphed from an investigation of financial dealings into an investigation of personal behavior. According to Steve Weinberg of the Star Tribune, “Gormley comes across as nonpartisan while chronicling one of the most politically partisan messes in American history.”

Gormley has taught at Duquesne since 1994, specializing in Constitutional law, state Constitutional law, the First Amendment, and the American Presidency. He is also the author of Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation. He was twice awarded the Bruce K. Gould Book Award for outstanding publication related to the law, in 1999 and in 2010. He has also published dozens of scholarly articles, written features and opinion pieces for newspapers across the nation, testified twice before the United States Senate, appeared on national TV and radio as a legal commentator, and lectured at prestigious venues including Harvard, Stanford, and the John F. Kennedy Library.